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NEWS FROM FBKA

FBKA Honorary Membership Awards

This Award recognizes individual member's outstanding contributions, dedication and commitment
to beekeeping.

Previous FBKA Honorary Membership Award Winners

Howard McConnell      2017

Ethel Irvine                  2018

Hugh Mannix              2019

Joe Greene                 2019

Andrew Elliott             2020

Also 2019  was the first award of Preliminary Beekeeper of the Year which was presented to Mary Brady.

Programme 2020

  • The FBKA would be grateful if members would complete the annual DAERA survey.  The link directly to the survey is  here.  Thanks


Unfortunately, so many of the opportunities we would normally have to meet over the summer months were cancelled this year, including chiefly our BBQ and Honey Show.  It has been a challenging year for bees and beekeepers. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and anxieties, we will not be meeting as usual for the autumn. Instead, for the foreseeable future, our monthly meetings will take place ‘on-line’. So, if you are unfamiliar with on-line meeting systems - we will be using Zoom - please give it a go.  In spite of and because of COVID-19, a whole world - literally - of beekeeping has opened up to us through on-line systems. 

Here is the programme for the next 2 months:

  • Thursday, 29th October at 7.30 pm - Prof Thomas Seeley (Cornell University, USA) will be presenting a lecture to us entitled "Darwinian Beekeeping".

  • Thursday, 26th November at 7.30 pm - Thomas McCaffrey - The FBKA Queen Rearing Project 2020

 

Lorraine, our secretary, will send out a link to the October meeting in due course.

 

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