Member Events

These events are for members only. If you would like to join, it is only £5 for membership, which comes with many benefits. Membership runs from January to Decembers (join here)



Throughout the winter months, the association meets up monthly. Each event has a different topic and speaker covering all aspects of beekeeping. If there is a subject you’d like to learn about contact our secretary Deborah at or use the form here.

Swarms, thinking inside the box

At the moment it looks and feels like the bees will never want to leave the hive, but I’m sure it will get warmer and, more importantly, drier at some point and they will be off.
Matthew’s talk on ‘Swarms, thinking inside the box’ will help prepare us in advance for the moment they decide to swarm.  
This is our last indoor meeting until September.


ELBKA meetings are held at:

The Fraser Centre
3A Winton  Place
EH33 1AF
7.30pm start, tea and coffee provided

For those that were unable to tune-in on the recent event, or perhaps would like a refresher, Steve has kindly provided a link for us on YouTube BEEKEEPING BY NUMBERS



Hive openings, meetups and days out will be added here



February 15th: Introduction To Beekeeping
(6 sessions over 6 weeks)
The course cover the theoretical and practical basics of beekeeping and gives a sound grounding for the new beekeeper.
Full details here

May 21st: Practical Beekeeping for Beginners
The course is suitable for complete beginners and those who have recently acquired a colony but have yet to attend a course in beekeeping. The general ethos of the course is to introduce the theory elements as an integral part of the practical sessions. Whenever possible, each weekly session will be held outside in the apiary.

Full detail here