The project continues to be aimed at developing and demonstrating hobby beekeeping to the public but it is now intended to limit the number of visitors to only six at any one time – plus at least two demonstrators. The allotment gardeners will object to sharing the car-parking else.
North Herts BKA has decided that it would not be right for it to take responsibility so a new association (Hitchin Bee Centre) will be formed whose objects will exactly mirror those adopted in BBKA’s new Constitution in January this year:
- to promote and further the craft of beekeeping
- to advance the education of the public in the importance of bees in the environment.
The site is ideally positioned right on the northern boundary of Hitchin, with an open field on one side, a river and nature reserve on another, waste ground on the third and allotments on the fourth. The nearest allotmenteers have been approached and a public meeting arranged for 31 March. Any beekeepers interested will of course also be welcome – ring Robin Dartington on 01462 ..... (phone number in newsletter).