Skye and Lochalsh Beekeepers Association
Beekeeping on the north west coast of Scotland.
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SLBKA Chairman
Audrey Sinclair
Kyle of Lochalsh, IV40 8BB
Tel: 01599 534238

SLBKA Secretary
David Bevan
Kyle of Lochalsh, IV40 8EQ
Tel: 01599 555415

For help with swarms please phone:

North Skye
Nigel Hindley 07876 206165

Central Skye
Cheryl McIntyre 07841 835088

South Skye
John MacLeod 01471 822776
Mack Mackay 07717 307793

David Bevan 07780 466062
Audrey Sinclair 01599 534238

Vicky Stonebridge 07799 481617

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The Skye and Lochalsh Beekeepers Association aims to promote all aspects of beekeeping in the Skye and Lochalsh area.

We are an active group of about 80 members, with a regular schedule of visits to members’ apiaries during the summer months (meeting via Zoom during COVID restrictions) and talks and events during the winter. 

Members of the Association benefit from sharing knowledge and expertise amongst each other and through an extensive library of reference books and magazines, and visiting lecturers. Members also have the use of equipment owned by the Association, including honey spinners and a heather honey press. Members can also join our Facebook group.

Whilst our weather means that our honey crops are often small, geographic isolation has enabled our bees to remain largely disease free, and varroa is absent from most of our area. One of the association’s aims is to try to supply new beekeepers, and beekeepers moving to the area, with locally-adapted, disease-free bees. If you are starting up beekeeping in our area, please contact us to discuss.

Committee members

Chairman – Audrey Sinclair
Secretary – David Bevan
Events Coordinator – Janet Hey
Treasurer – Dorothy Jackson
Equipment Officers – John MacLeod, Mark Purrett
Members –  Kay Liston, Jill Lopez, Meg Miller, Lis Phillips 

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