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Welcome to Perth and District Beekeepers Association website.

Over the past few years there has been a serious decline in the population and health of the honey bee throughout the UK and other countries.  There are many reasons for this,  disease,  pests,    pesticides,    loss of habitat,  the weather and probably other reasons,   of which we are not aware.    All these can cause stress to the bees,  lowering their immune system and colonies can be lost.

Scientists in many countries are working to try to find solutions to these problems and beekeeping associations are  informed of the latest research and  developments.

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING PURCHASING BEES,  PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ASSOCIATION FOR ADVICE -  PURCHASING BEES FROM ABROAD OR FROM UNKNOWN SOURCES CAN TRANSFER PROBLEMS AND DISEASE.

Perth and District Beekeepers Association  is managed by an elected committee, details of which can be found here.   The constitution  is also available to view.  Our aim is to increase the number of beekeepers and to educate everyone in the need to protect and increase our bee population.  You do not need to be a beekeeper to do your part to protect our honey bees.  The Co-operative has its own scheme, click here to find out more information and to see how you and others in your area can help.

We have meetings and speakers through September to May and throughout the summer months our members are busy checking their own and association  apiaries..

We are affiliated with the Scottish Beekeepers Association.

Whether you are an expert, a novice,  or just generally interested in bees or beekeeping, then please come along to one of our meetings, you will be very welcome.  You  do not have to be a beekeeper to belong to an association,   there are many other ways to help and support..  If you would like to download an application form, click here.

Details of upcoming meetings and speakers can be found on the Meetings page.

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Asian Hornet Update.

17th March 2017 SG today confirmed that a single Asian Hornet,  Vespa Velutina had been identified at a retail warehouse in the central belt of Scotland.  The Asian Hornet is a non-native species and a serious predator of honey bees and other pollinators,  which has recently has recently become established in Europe.  There are no …

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