Western Galloway Beekeepers' Association

Galloway's friendliest beekeepers

Winter Schedule '22 / '23

Meetings are held on the last Sunday of the month (except December when it is a bit earlier) at Glen of Luce hall, Auchenmalg, starting at 11am.

Guests are most welcome for a small charge of £3 – this  includes a hot drink and biscuits.

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Meetings dates for your diary

24th September – 11am – 1pm
Glen of Luce hall, Auchenmalg – plenty parking but there is a height barrier so please leave the layby for the Landrovers etc!
Speaker – Kristina Bradley from Northern Ireland will speak about “small scale queen rearing” – great for all beekeepers.
Some of you will remember Kristina from our Honey Show last year. She was our judge and kept the audience well entertained, so I expect that she will deliver an informative talk in her unique style! As with all meetings I’m sure we’ll all learn something from Kristina – from  newbies to the experienced guys and gals.
We have also invited South of Scotland Beekeepers .
A great chance for some bee chat and catch up after what has been a challenging summer of beekeeping!
Hoping for a great turnout.
29th October – Speaker Lorraine Johnston, SRUC Bee Adviser
26th November – 11.00.
Our rescheduled AGM followed by a talk by Kevin Cowle, one of our members on “what’s in your toolbox”, following on from his recent article in the SBA Magazine, and/or “taking bees to the heather” a preview of his article in the next SBA magazine! Something for newbies and for the experienced guys.
Honey Show will now take place early 2024 – Watch this space.
10th December – Christmas lunch at the Craignelder, Stranraer

Click on the link below for a taster of the 2022 WGBA Honeyshow.

2022 Honey Show on YouTube

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