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KCBG Meetings & Demos

Meetings will take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month. During warmer months, meetings will be held at the Portacabin, Dalmadilly 7pm-9pm.  Venue will be advised at other times.

Demos on the 1st Sunday of the month at 10.30am (weather permitting) at Dalmadilly Quarry. Changes will be notified here.  

If you plan to attend please check this web page or Facebook where last minute changes will be notified.


If you wish to participate in the Apiary demos you must wear full protective clothing (we do have a limited supply, contact Secretary to make sure):

Bee veil, bee jacket and trousers (or all in one bee suit), bee gloves and wellingtons (to protect ankles).

Mentors will decide whether members are suitably protected.

Next KCBG dates :

Thurs, 15th November 2018

KCBG Meeting, Kemnay Village Hall


Guest speaker: Ewan Campbell who will speak about his experiences of Beekeeping and give the latest updates on Varroa research at the University of Aberdeen.

£2 refreshments

This is our last meeting this year and meetings and demos will resume in the new year.  If you have any queries, please either use our Facebook page or email secretary@kemnaybees.org


If you wish to renew your membership, or if you are thinking of joining us, come along to find out more, and talk to our like-minded beekeeping friends to find out more about this unusual hobby.

Contact us through our Facebook page

New Members or

thinking about it?

We welcome new members.  If you are not sure if beekeeping is for you, then come along to a meeting, before you decide, and chat to other members, our experiences are varied.

Click here for Membership details

Meetings 2018

19th April: Queen Marking

17th May: Swarm prevention

21st June: OSR honey

19th July: Summer feeding

16th August: Varroa control/uniting

20th Sept: Winter feeding

18th Oct: Guest speaker

15th Nov: Guest speaker

Demos 2018

1st April: Inspection - Cancelled

6th May: Swarm Control

3rd June: Dividing colonies and making nucs

1st July: No meeting (June gap)

5th August: Varroa control

2nd Sept: Uniting and winter feeding

7th Oct: Preparing for winter