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.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, Members’ winter meetings and events will not be held this year due to current social distancing restrictions. If physical restrictions are relaxed over the coming months, we hope to have a Spring 2021 calendar of meetings at Dunblane Cathedral Halls.