East Lothian Beekeepers Association


East Lothian Beekeepers

  In April 1946 the East Lothian Beekeepers Association produced their first Newsletter. At that time there were 124 members each paying a subscription of 5 shillings. Members could borrow one of the association's books and attend demonstrations at apiaries around the county. The highlight of the 1946 season was a lecture held at the Knox Institute, Haddington by Mr W. W. Smith of Innerleithen on the subject of “Modern beekeeping”. Described in the newsletter as “ Scotland 's foremost producer of honey”, Mr Smith, was also famous for developing the “Smith” hive, a type which has now become the most common in Scotland

   The Association still produces regular newsletters to inform members of events and developments in the Beekeeping world. If you would like to see the latest ones please click on the appropriate file in the table below.

The newsletters have been produced in Adobe pdf (Fully formatted) and in HTML. If you require the Adobe reader this can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe site

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February 2012 February 2012
April 2012 April 2012
October 2012 October 2012
March 2013 March 2013

For older newsletters please click here


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