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November / December

Occasionally heft hives to check winter stores. Feed fondant if losing weight.

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Check for animal damage.

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Monitor hive entrance for dead bees.

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Clear snow - check if weathertight.

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Clear area around hive - quietly.

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Disturb bees as little as possible.

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See Jobs for the year

Calendar of Events


ADBKA Lecture – Pollens through the Season by Kate Atchley 2pm, Kinellar Hall, Fintray Road, Blackburn, AB21 0JQ More Info


KCBG meeting - Guest speaker Graham Torrrie, “Preparing Honey for Showing” - Kemnay Village Hall 7-9pm.


Tarland Bee Group Winter Talk, open to  non-members. Practical demonstration of honey extraction by Colin

Devine at The Bee Cabin, Dess, Aboyne, AB34 5BB - commences 7.30pm. Space in the extraction room is limited so small groups will be organised on the night. The shop will be open during the evening. Refreshments will not be served at this event.


Tarland Bee Group Winter Talks - Dr Gavin Ramsay – “Swarm control”. MacRobert Hall, Tarland, 7.30pm. Refreshments £3. Non-members welcome.



Tarland Bee Group Winter Talks - Amy Cooper -

“The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: exploring the

interactions between the honey bee, the varroa mite and

deformed wing virus.”. MacRobert Hall, Tarland, 7.30pm. Refreshments £3. Non-members welcome.


Tarland Bee Group - Jenni Stockan

and Lina-Elvira Bäck – “Ecology of Solitary and Bumble

Bees”. MacRobert Hall, Tarland, 7.30pm. Refreshments £3. Non-members welcome.

KCBG AGM 7pm - Venue to be advised.