We have an active programme throughout the year.
DSBA Apiary Open Day
In the summer members and their guests are invited to the DSBA apiary where they can see first-hand the development work, chat with the apiary committee, and guests can have an opportunity to look inside a hive.
Our summer outing visits a bee-related venue. At the end of the year, members get together for a social dinner in November.
DSBA Honey Show
After the busy summer months and harvesting honey, to mark the end of the active bee-keeping season we hold a honey show in September. This is your opportunity to show off the fruits of your (bees) labour and compete for the coveted Val Johns trophy. A list of categories and previous years’ winners can be found here.
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.
Although we were unable to host Members’ winter meetings for 2020/21 at Dunblane Cathedral Halls, we organised an interesting programme of online evening lectures from December 2020 through to April 2021. If you missed any of the lectures, you can watch recordings by visiting the Latest News pages.
This year, from September 2021 to April 2022, we are planning a programme of events, some of which we hope to use Dunblane Cathedral Halls where we can meet up in person, and others which will be delivered online. Check the What’s On link below.
Scottish Beekeepers Association Events
The Scottish Beekeepers Association also has an active programme of summer and winter activities to which all SBA members are invited. Find the current list of SBA events here.