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Kemnay Community Bee Group is a non-profit making organisation. Our main sources of income are membership subscriptions and donations, supplemented by fundraising.

Our funds are used to maintain and develop our training apiary where novice beekeepers can gain hands-on experience before obtaining their own colonies, and to purchase hives, tools, medication and feed for our honey bee colonies.

We would like to purchase additional equipment, tools, protective clothing, lock up shed and fencing, so that we can invite members of the public to demonstrations where they can find out more about honey bees and their importance in the environment.

If you are a business/organisation that would like to contribute to KCBG,  please contact the Secretary at:


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“Congratulations to Kemnay Community Bee Group on receiving this month’s Keith Builders Community fund cheque…”More

(Our thanks to Keith Builders Merchants)

“In the beginning….there was Breedon”

We thank Breedon Aggregates for their support in allowing us the use of the apiary site in Kemnay and the Portacabin. Their support continues to this day. We thank you, Breedon.

AWPR Fencing

We would like to thank AWPR Construction Joint Venture for the very generous donation of replacement fencing for our apiary site which was kindly delivered by two of their employees (pictured) on Sunday 2nd July 2017.

It will be put to good use by our members in the very near future.

Thanks to Stuart Donaldson, MP, who visited our site in May 2016.  He kindly donated to the club and we were able to buy an observation hive and two beesuits for new members. “Thank you Stuart.”

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David Fraser (Rotary) and Sonia MacPherson (KCBG)

Kintore, Kemnay & District Rotary Club

The above club kindly donated £100 toward the cost of the new club suits/equipment, we thank you. David Fraser (President) the local Rotary club, presented the cheque and gave us a little more insight into the rotary club in general. To learn more Click here


Members of the Rotary Club of Kintore, Kemnay and district visited the apiary on Thursday 17th August to officially hand over the children’s bee suits purchased with their recent donation.

Kemnay Community Bee Group is delighted to announce it has bagged £4,000 from a Tesco funding scheme.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags being awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. greenspace scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland. 

KCBG would use the funding to refurbish their beekeepers' hut which is used for apiary demonstrations and training sessions for local people and youth groups in Kemnay.

Sonya MacPherson, Chairperson for KCBG, had this to say, "Through the 'Bags of Help' scheme, Tesco provides local groups within the community, a phenomenal level of support.  We thank them for their enormous generosity and to the shoppers at Tesco for choosing to support our group. We look forward to continuing our beekeeping ventures throughout Kemnay and the surrounding area."

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Progress will follow shortly.