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Bee Inspector

Kirsty Sutherland (Bee Inspector for this area) and Nicola Cooper-Slorach (Bee Officer) are both based at Thainstone.

If you need advice please email BeesMailbox@scotland.gs i.gov.uk initially so that your query can be logged centrally and forwarded to the relevant people.

The general office number at Thainstone is 01467 626222—ask to be put in contact with either Kirsty or Nicola.

Kemnay Community Bee Group

“Green Butterfly Award”

We are a local non-profit making group of beekeepers (and those interested in bees) based at Kemnay, Inverurie in the heart of beautiful Aberdeenshire in Scotland.

Find out more about what we do on the About Us page.


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The Beekeeping Year


Kemnay Weather

(Provided by a local ex beekeeper, with thanks)

Contact us if you would like assistance with a SWARM?

Interested in hosting a hive? Click here

“What’s New?”

We are lucky enough to be chosen to receive £4000 toward hut refurbishment.  Many thanks to those who voted and thanks to Tesco.

Click here for more information



“Green Butterfly Award”

Aberdeenshire Environmental Forum have awarded us the “Green Butterfly Award” for our voluntary work in the community when promoting beekeeping in the local area.

Mark Stephen (BBC) and

Sonya MacPherson (KCBG)

Thank you Aberdeenshire Environmental Forum in helping us to promote beekeeping in Kemnay and surrounding area.  More info


“Watch this space for next year’s meetings”

No more KCBG meetings until next year. If members need advice about their bees, please either email secretary@kemnaybees.org or contact us through our Facebook page.

Bees and Beekeepers are now preparing for Winter