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- Nosema related to CCD
- Foul Broods
- Small hive beetle
- Husbandry- Queen rearing, mesh floors, hive cleansing, swarming.
- Bee breeding – improvement, resistance, bee genome.
There is variability in the ease of updating the database. HBKA have had difficulty. After some discussion an amendment was proposed and accepted that the executive resolve the problem.
The argument against this is that divisions set the rules for junior membership, and regardless of age you become a member of the BBKA. In the end it was agreed that the executive look into the motion.
This was quickly rejected.
After modifying the proposal to include “other fruit distribution areas” as well as ports. The motion was strongly passed.
The rule is that the member associations are responsible in law for their actions and policies. After some discussion it was referred to the executive for consideration.
This was well supported and agreed. It was suggested that associations with excess funds use some to prime research work.
All agreed on this and suggested that it go on the web site as well. A volunteer was requested for this task.
This was agreed speedily, there was some consternation about the speed in which the vote was taken but not in the outcome.
The risks and benefits were outlined. The risk at this stage being £5000 to cover cost of proceeding. The benefits are the prestige and any profits over the entire costs. The Ukraine are the other main runners at present. Tim Lovett offered to project lead the venture. On this basis I decided to support the proposal and it was carried.In summary, Herts BKA got the results that the Herts exec committee preferred.
589 ... 521And finally:- Here are two ‘snippets’ of poetry written by the same well known poet, any ideas who it is/was? There is a “hidden clue”!!
724 ... 386
1346 ... 9764
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Great things are done when men and mountains meet;AND
This is not done by jostling in the street.
I give you the end of a golden string:And to end; I hope 2008 will bring you all a satisfying time with your bees, “with loads of Honey”. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Only wind it into a ball,
It will lead you into Heaven’s gate
Built in Jerusalem’s wall.