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Price Change

Ambrosia now costs £16


Next Meeting

14th March at the Carrick Centre, Maybole - 7.30pm

Speaker  -  John Vendy (Top bar hives)


Beginners' Classes

Starts 28th March (see events page)



Subscriptions for 2018 are due from the 1st January!

Cost:   Adult  £15
           Junior £7.50

Please pay as soon as possible. You can now pay by direct debit. Contact the treasurer Chris Urie at chris@urie.me.uk


You are unable to buy from the club if your subs are not paid.

If you wish to come to the club apiary visits you must also be a member of the SBA for insurance purposes.


Articles for Sale - beekeeping items only

 Items for Sale



The club have bought a  3 frame manual tangential extractor for club members to hire.

·         The extractor would only be hired out to club members.

·         The extractor will be based at Lindsay’s and a booking diary kept as to hire.

·         A sheet must be signed agreeing to the terms and conditions and the condition of extractor both on hire and return.

·         The cost of hire for 2 days is £10 and extractor must be returned on the 3rd day by 5.00pm or earlier.

·         It may be possible to hire for longer if no-one else has the extractor booked.  If so it is a daily charge of £5.00.

·         There will be a deposit of £25 - returnable when extractor is returned cleaned and in same condition when hired out.

·         If the extractor is not cleaned properly or damaged the £25 will not be returned.  

·         It is the responsibility of the person hiring to collect and return the extractor.

Call or email Lindsay to book the days you would like the extractor


Register on BEEBASE

You can

  • be alerted to pests and diseases in your area have secure access to your inspection history

  • have access to info via the web

  • have access to a range of information

  • keep track of your hives in different apiaries

How to sign up

Online at www.nationalbeeunit.com

It is easy, secure and free!



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