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Practical Exams Going Ahead

With the Covid restrictions easing, we are delighted to announce our practical exams will go ahead this summer. So our Junior Beekeeper, Basic Beekeeping, Intermediate and Apiarian practical exams will all be going ahead. Alan Riach, our Education Officer, has kindly provided more details on what to do, which you can download by clicking here
If you want to find out more about these exams, or to book please visit
The closing date for all exam applications is a month from today, the 18th of June. All exam fees are fixed at 2019 prices.

Bee Identification Website
As Bee Question Time begins again this season, we're delighted to share with you this Bee Identification website
This site has been developed, and kindly shared by our Bee Health & Science Officer, Matthew Richardson.
Hopefully this will be a great tool for you to refer all the many queries from the public about bees, wasps, nests and the like.
It contains a bank of images, and users can select those that closest resemble what they are seeing and then click on the answer where more information and advice is presented.
Many thanks Matthew and hopefully this will save us all some time!
World Bee Day 20th May
Just a reminder that this Thursday, the 20th, is the fourth World Bee Day. The United Nations designated this day
'To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development' 

To find out more about what's happening around the globe please click here.
We'd love to know if you're planning any celebrations or observations to mark the day. So please feel free to share those with us by replying to this email, or pop them up online across our social media sites (links at the bottom of this email), and use #WorldBeeDayScotland


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