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.

This weeks webinar

Our next webinar of the season is this Wednesday night, 1st November, so you’ve only a few days left to register to attend. We’re delighted to welcome back Andrew Abrahams, who will be discussing

The Bees of Tasmania‘. 

Andrew has kept bees commercially on Colonsay for over 30 years and has vast experience in honey production and queen rearing. He holds the Scottish Beekeepers’ Association Master Beekeeper’s Certificate.

Colonsay is home to one of Europe’s few populations of pure Black Bees (Apis mellifera mellifera) the UK’s native honey bee. 
Following a brief mention of the bees of Tasmania in his last webinar, Andrew will share more on these dark bees and their history in Tasmania.

To book your place, please click on the image above or the link below



ELBKA meetings are held at:

The Fraser Centre
3A Winton  Place
EH33 1AF
7.30 to 9.00 pmThis

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