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Supporting Scottish Bees and Beekeepers'


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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:

Bee Friendly Gardening Honey bee Conservation Pack
Find a beginners course Find your local beekeeping association
Introducing the Tree Bumblebee Keeping Bees as a Hobby
Learn about Bumblebees Life of The Worker Honey Bee Bookmarks
My Beekeeping Year SBA Pollination Bookmarks
The Basics of Beekeeping Wild Bees of Scotland Identification Guide

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.