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Our Purpose

Supporting Scotland’s Bees and Beekeepers

The Scottish Beekeepers Association

Founded in 1912 as the national beekeeping body in Scotland.

We represent, educate, assist, inform, insure and bring together over 1500 beekeepers in Scotland.


The purpose of the Scottish Beekeepers Association is to support honey bees and beekeepers, to improve the standard of beekeeping, and to promote honey bee products in Scotland through:

  • The advancement of education in relation to the craft of beekeeping.
  • The advancement of environmental protection by conservation of the honeybee.
  • The advancement of the heritage, culture and science of beekeeping.