East Lothian Beekeepers Association

Calendar 2006 and Beyond

12th January

AGM and Talk by Dr Peter Wright, University of

Edinburgh “The Uniqueness of the Honeybee Dance Language”

9th February

George Hood, Ormiston: “How I keep my bees”


9th March

Talk and slide show from John Hoskin, Capstone

Valley Apiaries, Fife

20th April

Talk by Graham White on “The Dartington Long Deep

Hive” (to be confirmed)

7 th May

Apiary visit to Association Hives at George Barton's apiary at Rhelonie

28 th May

Parent & Child camp East Fortune

10 th June

Apiary visit to John de Pree's apiary at Beech Hill

1 st July

United East Lothian Agricultural Show, Westfield Farm, Haddington.

 9 th July

Apiary visit to either Ross Langland's and/or Donald Smith's apiaries

 13 th August

Sunday – Heather picnic 1pm . Take the B6355 Gifford – Duns road for about 4 miles. You will see a sign for a fishery and cross a cattle grid just before you pass Darent House. Take the next turn off on the right down a track towards a sheep fank. Bring your own picnic. Non-beekeepers welcome and safe!

 19 th-20 th August

  Saturday 19 th and Sunday 20 th August – Gifford Flower Show. and ELBKA Annual honey show. Click here for schedule

 23 rd October

 Saturday – SBA autumn convention, Dewar's Conference and sports centre, Glover Street , Perth . 8.45 – 5.10. (£23 including coffee, lunch and tea) There will be talks on plants and bees, enjoyable beekeeping, varroa and requeening.

 4 th October

 Wednesday – Edinburgh and Midlothian BKA are hosting the SBA Lecture this year. The speaker will be Claire Chavasse and her title is “Trouble shooting, re-queening cross colonies, Queen introduction”. Contact Allister Guy 01506 654968 for details.

 November- 23rd

  Beekeeper's dinner with a honey theme . Bonars Restaurant, Haddington

 December - 17th

a practical demonstration of oxalic acid trickle treatment by Gordon Biggar. Meeting at Donald's Apiary at Clerkington

 January 25th

AGM and Peter Radband on 'Honey preparation for shows'

February 22nd

Ross langlands 'Bees,Honey and Health' - Haddington Town House 7.30pm

 March 15th

Graeme Sharpe ' Honey from Flower to Jar' - Haddington Town House 7.30pm

 April 26th

DVD Evening 'Varroa' and 'Honeybee dance Language' Haddington Town House 7.30pm