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Bee Inspector

Nicola Cooper-Slorach (Bee Inspector) is based at Thainstone.

If you need advice please email BeesMailbox@scotland.gs i.gov.uk initially so that your query can be logged centrally and forwarded to the relevant people.

The general office number at Thainstone is 01467 626222—ask to be put in contact with Nicola.

Kemnay Community Bee Group

“Green Butterfly Award”

We are a local non-profit making group of beekeepers (and those interested in bees) based at Kemnay, Inverurie in the heart of beautiful Aberdeenshire in Scotland.

Find out more about what we do on the About Us page.

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The Beekeeping Year


Contact us if you would like assistance with a SWARM?

Interested in hosting a hive? Click here

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Next Meetings/Demos


Thursday, 19th March 2020

KCBG Beginners’ Workshop followed by AGM

Friendship Room, Kemnay Village Hall

Refreshments: £2

Prior to our AGM, there is a short talk for people interested in taking up beekeeping. Topics include: basic advice about equipment, time requirements, costs, suggested reading materials, benefits of club and SBA membership, assessing potential apiary sites.

A second, more instructive, session on Thurs, 26th March.

BOOKING REQUIRED as places limited

To book please email: chairperson@kemnaybees.org


We welcome our members, current and new (or just interested) to our meetings.

If you are new to beekeeping, and want to know more, please click on our “Beekeeping” menu at the top of the page to find more info, and you may wish to attend demos and meetings next year where you can find out more about beekeeping and the support available.

For members wishing to renew (or join), fees for 2020 are £10 for individuals, £15 for families.

More info

If you have any queries, please either use our Facebook page or email secretary@kemnaybees.org

Snowdrops - useful source of early pollen

We spruce up well, thanks to our sponsors and donations.