Laurie and I have put together new page on the web site with information on the range of training courses and other educational resources available to members, from our Beginners’ course to the BBKA Modules.
Further updates and links to training materials etc. will be posted there over time.
After a lot of work by Anne Jones, supported by the committee, a new constitution for the Association was agreed at the recent AGM. This governs how the association is organised and run and is essential to our status as a registered charity. You can read it in full on the Constitution page.
There are around 16,000 species of bee worldwide and we know almost nothing about 96% of them. Researchers in Singapore and China have recently completed a global map of bee species which they hope will help further research and support conservation efforts.
An AGM will be held via Zoom on Thursday 12th November 2020 at 7.30 pm. Rob will host so please send your email address to him. Sophie will act as gatekeeper so please make sure that your name is displayed to allow you to join the meeting. Anne Jones will chair the meeting.
Reports from the Chairman, Treasurer and Education officers will be distributed before the AGM with a reminder of how and when to join the meeting.
Any member wishing to stand for a place on the committee as a general member or in a specific role please get in touch with any current committee member.
It will no doubt come as little surprise to hear that the Honey Show for 2020 has been cancelled. A provisional booking has been made for Friday 12th November 2021 in anticipation of being able to hold a physical event next year.
Any member awarded a trophy at the Honey Show in 2019 please keep hold of the trophy until next year.
This is the time of year when bees swarm. Swarms are not usually dangerous but should only be approached or moved by people who know what they’re doing. Each year WBKA provides a free swarm collection service and following advice from DEFRA, during the Coronavirus epidemic, WE ARE STILL ABLE TO COLLECT SWARMS in 2020, but must observe social distancing restrictions and will not be prepared to enter homes.