Welcome to the East Lothian Beekeepers Association,
which is arguably Scotland's oldest beekeeping organisation!

Inspecting the beehive

A Beekeepers Association was first founded in East Lothian in 1887. The association seeks to encourage and promote beekeeping by bringing novice and experienced beekeepers together. In the summer months, we visit members’ apiaries to learn from each other’s methods. In addition, a small number of hives are run by an association apiary to provide a teaching resource.

The association offers:

  • Membership of a friendly society
  • Access to expert advice and support on all aspects of bee craft
  • Access to a network of beekeepers throughout East Lothian
  • Monthly winter lectures
  • Hive opening meetups
  • Regular newsletters and updates
  • Use of association equipment

Explore the website menu for fundamental beekeeping information and insights on swarms.