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)

 

Winter

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 eastlothianbeekeepers@gmail.com or use the form here.

February Webinar

Joining us online on Wednesday the 8th February at 7.30pm is world renown expert, Dr Susan Cobey. Dr Cobey shall be enlightening us on all issues relating to bee breeding, the method of artificial insemination, and more. 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2326291051969804556

Dr Cobey currently works at the Department of Entomology, Washington State University. Her focus is stock improvement and the selection and breeding of honey bees. Her current project is honey bee germplasm importation from native European honey bee subspecies to diversify the U.S. honey bee gene pool.

 

Thursday 23rd February, at 7.30 pm in the Fraser Centre Tranent.  Lorraine Johnston the SRUC Bee advisor is coming to talk on ‘Responsible Beekeeping’

 

Summer

Hive openings, meetups and days out will be added here

 

Courses

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