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Tesco Bags of Help Update

Posted by Malcolm Evans, Sunday, 30th September 2018 @ 4:45pm

  • Our Bee Academy Project was given some added publicity when we spent Friday morning at the Dalkeith Hardengreen Superstore to encourage shoppers to support us by giving us their vote in the Tesco Bags of Help latest voting round. We are up against a local primary school and a local Rainbow group. 

    Those of you living in the Dalkeith area please shop local, shop Tesco and vote for us with the blue tokens available at the checkout.

Midlothian Science Festival - 8 October 2018 - Talk By Dr Tim Regan, Roslin Institute on "Mapping Honey Bee Health and Genetic Diversity"

  • Monday, 8th October 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
    Location: Newbattle Bee Academy

    As you know NBA is hosting a number of Midlothian Science Festival events including a talk by…

    • 7 people attended

Midlothian Science Festival - 6 to 20 October 2018 - Events in the Newbattle Bee Academy

Posted by Helen Nelson, Friday, 21st September 2018 @ 1:06pm

Are Wasps the Bees Knees?

Posted by Malcolm Evans, Wednesday, 19th September 2018 @ 12:43pm

Newbattle Weather Forecast to 23 September

Posted by Malcolm Evans, Sunday, 9th September 2018 @ 8:43pm

Sighting of Asian hornet in Cornwall

Posted by Malcolm Evans, Wednesday, 5th September 2018 @ 12:20pm

    • Fears that Asian hornets could decimate UK bee colonies have risen after a sighting of the hornet in Cornwall. It was seen at Fowey. It is the fourth confirmed sighting in the UK since 2016.

      The timing is significant because queens establish nests at this time of year.

      One Asian hornet can kill 500 bees a day and a nest of hornets can contain up to 6,000 workers.

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Bee Craft Photo Competition

Posted by Helen Nelson, Friday, 31st August 2018 @ 1:13pm

A Hive of Activity at the Cyrenians Midlothian Community Hospital Garden Open Day

Posted by Malcolm Evans, Sunday, 19th August 2018 @ 12:32pm

  • The Association were invited to participate in the Cyrenians Midlothian Community Hospital Garden Open Day on Saturday 18 August. Participating gave us the opportunity to spread the word about Bee Conservation and engage with the public in discussing the Art and Craft of Beekeeping. Just short of 300 people attended during the afternoon and a good number of them visited the NBA stall. The rain threatened but stayed away and we were able to engage with our visitors in different ways including selling them a jar or more of Newbattle new season honey or a Beeswax candle made by Lorraine  using the recently purchased molds.    

    Helen & Lorraine making the stall ready prior to the gates opening at 2.00pm
     

    The virtual hive was particularly popular and fascinated our visitors both young and old



    The Que at the 'checkout' to purchase Newbattle Honey
    The virtual hive in the foreground


    Customers selecting candles to purchase with Lorraine &
     Annette on hand to advise

    A visitor discussing the use of honey in cooking with Helen (just out of shot). 

    We sold 57 jars of honey during the afternoon as well as candles and honey dippers. The total raised was in excess of £250 and it will provide a small but useful boost to association funds.  

A Productive Start to the Month

Posted by Malcolm Evans, Wednesday, 15th August 2018 @ 10:06pm

  • Since the monthly meeting on 2 August which was given over to demonstrating the processes involved in honey extraction and giving the new intake of foster parents the opportunity to get their hands 'sticky' it has been all go in extracting and processing the new season honey.

    The processing tasks were supervised by David Hennessey our Vice President with members new and old dipping in to lend a hand. 

     

    Honey extraction - David shows how its done. 


    Observers & Helpers (top) There is always time for a chat and a cup of tea (bottom)

    The Last stage in the processing took place at the Bee Academy today when a small team of volunteers labeled the eighty-eight 227g jars that were being prepared for sale on Saturday from the Newbattle Beekeepers' Association stall at the Cyrenians Midlothian Community Hospital Garden Open Day from 2.00 till 4.00pm. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

      

    Newbattle Honey - On sale from Saturday 18 August at £4.00 per 227g Jar

Cyrenians Open Day - Midlothian Community Hospital

  • Saturday, 18th August 2018 at 2pm - 4pm
    Location: 70 Eskbank Road, Dalkeith EH22 3ND

    Come and visit the NBA stall at the Cyrenians Community Garden Open Day at Midlothian Community…

    • 4 people attended

Tesco Bags of Help - Through to In-store Voting in September/October

Posted by Malcolm Evans, Thursday, 9th August 2018 @ 10:58pm

  • Our Bee Academy Project has been selected to go through to the in-store voting stage of the Tesco Bags of Help Award Scheme. Please help our project by voting for us in-store between 1 September and 31 October 2018. Our Bees Need You!

     

See Us at the Cyrenians Open Day on Saturday 18 August

Posted by Malcolm Evans, Thursday, 9th August 2018 @ 7:48pm

  • We will have some New Season Honey for sale

     

Scottish National Honey Show

Posted by Malcolm Evans, Monday, 30th July 2018 @ 3:16pm

  • The Scottish National Honey Show is being held as part of the Dundee Food and Flower Festival

    The staging of exhibits is on Thursday 30th August with judging on Friday morning (31st).

    The Festival is open to the public from Friday 31st to Sunday 2nd September.

    It promises to be a great place to visit and an excellent family day out.  

    How to Get There
     

    Camperdown Country Park, Coupar Angus Road, Dundee DD2 4TF

    By Car – follow signs from the A90 (Kingsway).  For 'Sat Nav@ users - postcode DD2 4TF.  Free parking adjacent to the showground.

    By Bus – National Express Dundee Bus No. 53 from Dundee city centre runs to Camperdown Park during the festival.

    Please Note - No dogs other than guide/hearing dogs will be admitted to the showground. No ATMs will be available.  Catering and toilet facilities will be available.

    Rules, schedules and entry forms are available on the Festival website:

    www.dundeeflowerandfoodfestival.com/node/83

BeeCraft Webinar - Wednesday 25 July @ 20.00hrs - Plants for Bees

Posted by Malcolm Evans, Sunday, 22nd July 2018 @ 10:43pm

  • Wednesday evening at 20.00hrs (25 July) is a date not to be missed for those who want to know more about Plants for Bees. The Webinar will last for an hour.

    The guest "plant authorities" are Bridget Beattie PhD, NDB, who writes the BeeCraft monthly article Bee Plant of the Month and Lucy Whitter who is completing her PhD on Wildflower mixes for bees at the Botanic Gardens Wales.

    Ask a question and register at:









Newbattle Weather to 24 July

Posted by Malcolm Evans, Tuesday, 10th July 2018 @ 10:49pm

NBA Study Group - Module 5 - Honey Bee Biology

  • Tuesday, 30th October 2018 at 7:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Newbattle Bee Academy

    Would you like to improve your…

    • 1 person attended

NBA Study Group - Module 5 - Honey Bee Biology

  • Tuesday, 16th October 2018 at 7:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Newbattle Bee Academy

    Would you like to improve your…

    • 1 person attended

NBA Study Group - Module 5 - Honey Bee Biology

  • Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 at 7:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Newbattle Bee Academy

    Would you like to improve your…

    • 6 people attended

NBA Study Group - Module 5 - Honey Bee Biology

  • Tuesday, 18th September 2018 at 7:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Newbattle Bee Academy

    Would you like to improve your beekeeping knowledge by studying for the SBA Module…

    • 1 person attended

NBA Study Group - Module 5 - Honey Bee Biology

  • Tuesday, 4th September 2018 at 7:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Newbattle Bee Academy

    Would you like to improve your beekeeping knowledge by studying for the SBA Module exams?…

    • 11 people attended

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