West Herts news by Andy Clavey

This seasons Apiary meetings have been well attended and we have welcomed 2 new members Val and Rita, both have received swarms of bees and are now bonafide Beekeepers.

The association apiary has 2 strong hives going into winter, these produced a surplus of 35lbs of honey that has now been sold or donated to Croxley House, many thanks to Rita for providing the venue for the extracting.

One of the association sheds is in disrepair and we have permission from Croxley House to replace it, we will need to get a working party together to dismantle the old shed and assemble the new one; please let me know if you are willing to help.

This year we bid a sad farewell to our president Dr Harry Riches who has is standing down as he has now moved to Devon. Dr Riches has been a member of WHBKA for nearly 40 years and has served as chairman & president. His organization and hard work have been instrumental to the past success of the association, not to mention his work with the BBKA and as author of numerous beekeeping books. We wish him the best of luck in his new home.

No comments: