NEWS FROM FBKA
FBKA Honorary Membership Awards
This Award recognizes individual member's outstanding contributions, dedication and commitment
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.
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.