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Latest News

American Foulbrood Outbreak, Tarland, Aberdeenshire

An outbreak of American Foulbrood (AFB) has been found in an apiary in the Tarland area of Aberdeenshire. The disease has been confirmed by SASA and the infected hive is being destroyed. Further information is available in the Scottish Government Press Release.

All beekeepers are urged to be vigilant for signs of the disease, to maintain good husbandry practices and to notify any suspicion of disease to BeesMailbox@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.

Posted by the ICT Convener, 23 July 2013

The SBA Constitutional Change - Application to OSCR

The Stage 1 application to OSCR was delayed slightly due to my workload and other commitments, and the need for specific signatures on the application. However the application was sent at the beginning of June and as of 18 June OSCR has now confirmed receipt of the application. The proposed date of incorporation (that is in effect the date of change to an SCIO) is now 31 December 2014. This is slightly later than the originally intended date of October or November. The later date simplifies the procedure for our Treasurer, and also allows a little extra time for resolving any issues arising from the application. Further updates on progress of the application will be posted on the web site and in the Scottish Beekeeper.

Alasdair Joyce, ICT Convener, 19 June 2014

Meanwhile, now that the application to OSCR has been submitted, the new agreed constitution and supporting policies and procedures have been puiblished with links available from the Downloads Page.

SBA Autumn Convention 2014

The 2014 SBA Autumn Convention will take place at Barony College, Dumfries on September 27th. Bookings are now being taken. More information including programme and booking details ...

University of Strathclyde / SBASurveys

Visit the research section for more information on past and future surveysincluding a new survey on pollen diversity.

The Dundee SBA Overwinter Survey 2014

The 2014 survey has now been launched, and the SBA urges everyone to take part in order to help to gather valuable data for ths survey. More information and survey form ...

BIBBA 50th Anniversary Conference 2014

This will take place in Llangollen, North Wales from 26 - 28 September 2014. More information ...

Annual Accounts year ending 31 Dec 2012

The accounts can now be viewed from the link on the 'About' page.

Supermarket Honey Report 2012

Published by the markets convener. More information....