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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.


“What’s on?”

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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?”

Thanks to our Tesco Bags of Help award, preparations have been going on behind the scenes ready for the AGM where an update can be put forward to all members (old and new).

We look forward to see you all at the next meeting/AGM (details below) where you can hear all about it.


Next Meeting


Thursday, 15th March 1900-2100

Wainman Rooms, Kemnay Village Hall

Presentation: Ian Murray

(The Thermosolar Hive - a new weapon in the “Great Varroa War”)

£2 per meeting per person

towards tea/coffee and running costs

We look forward to seeing you all again, and if you are new to beekeeping (or just interested) please come and attend our meeting to find out more about beekeeping and the support available.

For members wishing to renew (or join), fees for 2018 are £10 for individuals, £15 for families.

More info


Snowdrops - a good source of nectar and pollen for honeybees