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KCBG Meetings & Demos

Meetings will take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month. During warmer months, meetings will be held at the Portacabin, Dalmadilly 7pm-9pm.  Venue will be advised at other times.

Demos on the 1st Sunday of the month at 10.30am (weather permitting) at Dalmadilly Quarry. Changes will be notified here.  

If you plan to attend please check this web page or Facebook where last minute changes will be notified.


If you wish to participate in the Apiary demos you must wear full protective clothing (we do have a limited supply, contact Secretary to make sure):

Bee veil, bee jacket and trousers (or all in one bee suit), bee gloves and wellingtons (to protect ankles).

Mentors will decide whether members are suitably protected.

Next KCBG dates :


Meetings are cancelled until further notice depending on Government guidelines.


Contact us through our Facebook page or email secretary@kemnaybees.org

New Members or

thinking about it?

We welcome new members.  If you are not sure if beekeeping is for you, then come along to a meeting, before you decide, and chat to other members, our experiences are varied.

Click here for Membership details

Next Meetings 2020

16 April: Bailey Frame Change

21 May: Swarm Inspection— Demaree & Wally Shaw methods

18 June: Inspection for bee diseases with Bee Inspector (tbc)

16 July: Extracting honey & preparing for show

20 Aug: Colony viability & uniting

17 Sept: Winter feeding, mouse guards

15 Oct: Guest speaker (tba)

19 Nov: Guest speaker (tba)

Next Demos 2020

5 April: Equipment cleaning & repair

3 May: Set up bait hive

7 June: Splits & nucs, catching swarms

5 July: June Gap—no meeting

2 Aug: Turriff show

6 Sept: Varroa control & winter feeding