Events

We have an active programme throughout the year. 

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.

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 October 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. 

Members will be sent a timely reminder email about forthcoming events.

The Scottish Beekeepers Association also has an active program of summer and winter activities which all SBA members are welcome to be a part of.  Find the current list of SBA events here.

Due to current social distancing restrictions, we are unable to host Members’ winter meetings for 2020/21 at Dunblane Cathedral Halls.  However, we have organised an interesting programme of online evening lectures from December 2020 through to April 2021.  These will take place on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm, and will be presented via zoom.  Please visit What’s On page for dates and topics.  If you have missed any of the lectures, you can watch recordings by visiting the Latest News pages.