Science & Research
Although the SBA is not primarily a research organisation, science regularly impinges on our beekeeping. Are pesticides really damaging? What diseases do we have in Scotland? Do we really understand foraging? Can we support good beekeeping science in Scotland? The organisation has many scientists and scientifically minded beekeepers amongst its number and these people bring a rigour and a relevance to much that we do.
The Scottish Government bee inspectors are supported in their work by a team of entomologists at SASA in Edinburgh. We are well served by our links with these scientists through shared projects, educational workshops and collaboration on the Honey Bee Health Strategy for Scotland.
Follow the links below to find out more about these research projects.