An overview of the year
We have an active programme throughout the year.
In the summer, those who have studied in our New Beekeepers’ Programme are invited to the DSBA apiary where they can see first-hand the development work, chat with the apiary committee, and have an opportunity to have a hands on experience of managing a hive.
Our members get the opportunity to visit a number of member’s and commercial apiaries to learn from other keepers. Then after the busy summer months and harvesting honey, to mark the end of the active bee-keeping season we hold a honey show in October. This is your opportunity to show off the fruits of your (bees’) labour and compete for the coveted Val Johns trophy for the best in show.
From September to April, we meet in the evening on the first Tuesday of every month at Dunblane Cathedral Halls to listen to guest speakers talk on a wide range of bee-keeping topics from Deformed Wing Virus to Scottish Pollen Analysis.
With the summer behind us we can turn our attention to our evening lectures on the first Tuesday of every month from September to April and other apiary events.
DSBA Honey Show, Tuesday 3rd October
We hope as many members as possible will take part.
Please refer to the August newsletter for the schedule.
DSBA AGM, Tuesday 7th November at Dunblane Cathedral Halls, 7.30pm
The official notice of the DSBA AGM along with supporting documents will be issued to all members in October. Please put the date in your diary as we would like to see as many members as possible at our AGM.
In the meantime, if you would like to be considered as a Trustee for the Board, please email Morag at [email protected].
Tuesday 5th December - Webinar
Mario Vallejo-Marin is an evolutionary biologist and will present his webinar on Buzz Pollen.