BBKA Plan for Nationwide Queen Rearing Training

25 July 2018

The British Beekeepers Association ( BBKA) which represents more than 25,000 beekeepers has set out plans for a nationwide system of training beekeepers to rear new Queen bees.There has been a lack of commercial bee breeders in the UK and a consequent reliance on imported Queens. These queens, although checked for health, are not adapted to our climate. There is an increasing interest in the qualities of native black bees too.

High Mead Apiary Inspection followed by Club BBQ 14th July 14:00

On Saturday 14th July from 14:00 at the High Mead Farm Apiary there will be an inspection of the hives by Seasonal Bee Inspector Kevin Pope.

This is always extremely interesting and informative. Kevin points out tings to look for in your hives and current problems that the Bee Inspectors are finding locally and Nationally.

Following on from Kevin’s inspection the club will hold a BBQ at High Mead.

Please notify our club secretary Shiela Orr ( asap if you intend to be there so that we can buy a suitable amount of food.

Death of Josie Teresa Mann – Friday 1st December 2017

Sadly this news item is to report the death of Josie Teresa Mann, wife of Paul Mann.

Josie was born Friday 20th December 1928 and was 87 years 49 weeks old. Josie had not been well since suffering a mild stroke in December 2015 but recently her condition deteriorated badly after a fall in November. She died in Poole Hospital just before midnight on Friday 1st December 2017.

For those of you who know Paul, I am sure you would wish to join us all in expressing heartfelt sympathy at this sad time. Paul has contributed an enormous amount over many years to the support and running of the club.

Paul would like to give a very big thank you to Poole hospital, Dr Mowbray, at the Adams practice and all the hospital staff who have been marvelous.

Josie’s funeral will be on Tuesday 19th December at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wimborne Road, Poole BH15 2EG at 12:00 noon. It will be a requiem mass. All denominations are welcome. Afterwards, there will be a private cremation at Harbour View Burial Ground.

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