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
Lis Phillips
31 Lower Breakish
Isle of Skye
IV42 8QA

For help with swarms please phone

North Skye
07876 206165

Lochalsh &
South Skye area
01599 577269

Lochcarron area
01520 722655

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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 60 members, with a regular schedule of visits to members’ apiaries during the summer months, 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.

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 – Lis Phillips
Events Coordinator – Janet Hey
Treasurer – Dorothy Jackson
Equipment Officer – John MacLeod
Members – Kay Liston, Joe Grimson, Georgina Grimson, Lenka Heward

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