Our main Apiary is near Tain on the west side of the bypass and is 500 yards along the Scotsburn Road on the left hand side at the Scottish Water Rosehill Reservoir. We also look after Apiaries at Tarlogie and Morangie House.


We strongly believe that proper maintenance will create favorable conditions for our honey bees. Keeping our apiaries structure strong and 'homey' is key to promoting healthy honey harvests; and will help prevent the insects from absconding.

Meets and Greets

The Association's meetings are held to enable members to contribute to the upkeep of apiaries and for beginners to gain hands-on experience from senior beekeepers. Whatever your bee skill level we welcome you to join us!

Your Safety is Important

The Association does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or injury to members or visitors arising from their presence at the Apiary. Members and visitors are responsible for their own safety and they should ensure that they are suitably attired.

BeeKeeper Support Resources

Scottish Bee Keepers Association

https://scottishbeekeepers.org.uk. Scottish Bee Keepers Association supports honey bees and beekeepers, to improve the standard of beekeeping, and to promote honey bee products in
Scotland. They produce a great monthly magazine for members which includes amongst other benefits free insurance and compensation for up to 5 bee colonies. If you intend becoming a member of Easter Ross Beekeepers, it is strongly advised you subscribe with the Scottish Beekeepers Association

Bee Base

https://www.nationalbeeunit.comBeeBase (National Bee Unit) is the Animal and Plant Health Agency's (APHA) National Bee Unit website. It is designed for beekeepers and supports Defra, Welsh Government, Scotland's Bee Health and the Healthy Bees Plan. BeeBase's objective is to protect and sustain our valuable national bee stocks. It is strongly recommended that members register with BeeBase.

Dingwall and District Beekeepers Association

http://www.dingwallbeekeepers.org. A small group of amateur beekeepers based in the Dingwall area but serving the Black Isle northwards to Evanton/Alness in the east and westwards to the West Coast of Ross-shire where we have members.

Inverness-Shire Beekeepers Association

https://inverness-shirebeekeepers.org. A friendly association with a long history of promoting the craft of beekeeping and creating an interest in the conservation of honeybees.

Moray Beekeeping Dinosaurs

http://www.moraybeedinosaurs.co.uk. Moray Beekeeping Dinosaurs are an informal, virtual and diverse group of beekeepers.

Association Officers

David Murison (Chairperson)
Colin Ridley (Treasurer)
Alex Maclaren (Apiary manager)
Judi Sutherland (Secretary)
Geoff Evelyn (Web and Discord Admin)
Committee: Ewan Smart, Harvey Noakes,
John McGavin, Leslie Munro and Martin Macdonald
Science Consultant Heather Maclaren
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About Easter Ross Bees

The Easter Ross Beekeepers Association is a community of bee-keepers based in Tain, Ross-shire in  Scotland.