logosmall    Scottish Beekeepers' Association
   Supporting Scotland's Bees and Beekeepers        


The purpose of the Scottish Beekeepers Association is to support honey bees and beekeepers and 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 the heritage, culture and science of beekeeping.
  • The advancement of environmental protection by conservation of the honey bee.

This area of our site contains introductory information for those who are interested in bees or are thinking about keeping bees.

Please use the following links to discover more about this fascinating craft:

Basic Beekeeping - Guidance notes for Mentors

Bee Friendly Gardening
Find a beginners course Find your local beekeeping association
Frequently Asked Questions  
Honey bee Conservation Pack Introducing the Tree Bumblebee
Keeping Bees as a Hobby Keeping Bees on Business and
other Organisational Premises
Learn about Bumblebees Life of The Worker Honey Bee Bookmarks
My Beekeeping Year by Ian Craig   
Related Website Links SBA Pollination Bookmarks
Swarms Technical Data Sheets
Thinking of Becoming a Beekeeper The Basics of Beekeeping v2018
Wild Bees of Scotland Identification Guide  Queen Introduction

Head over to our Bee Basics page where you will find some short videos which will provide you with an insight into this fascinating hobby.
There are also short worksheets after each video which you can use to see what you have learned.