The Scottish Beekeepers’ Association is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered in Scotland, number SC009345.
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Scottish Beekeepers Association
The Scottish Beekeepers Association, founded in 1912, is the national beekeeping body for Scotland. We represent our members at national and international level.
The association was first registered as a Scottish charity in 1942, and became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) on 9 December 2014.
The SBA is entirely independent of any other UK beekeeping associations. It does not employ any paid staff and so everyone who contributes to the work of the association is a volunteer.
Small Hive Beetle
At the SBA Council Meeting on Saturday 15 November, members present indicated that they would like the strongest possible action to be taken to prevent access of the Small Hive Beetle, Aethina tumida, into Scotland.
As a result, the Executive Committee agreed at their meeting on Saturday 29 November, that the following request be made to the Scottish Government.
'The SBA urges that all possible measures are taken to prevent the introduction of small hive beetle into the UK. These should include a cessation of trade in live bees from the rest of Europe for 2015 until the true spread of the pest is better known.'
A letter with this request has been sent to Scottish Government.
Bron Wright, SBA President, 2 December 2014
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