West Herts news by Margaret Tighe

Following a visit from Peter Heath, Bee Inspector for our area, we are pleased to hear that the "Stand Still Order" has been lifted from the bees at our apiary with no further signs of EFB. It is hoped to have some "Association" hives brought here at some stage.

Throughout the summer we have seen a gradually increasing interest from "would be" beekeepers. Our first apiary meeting in September was quite crowded with a total of seventeen members and interested parties!

Lindsay and Diane have been very busy throughout the summer, not just by looking after their own bees, but supplying kit for members new and old. Like many other local beekeepers Diane and Robin attended Thorne's recent bee equipment sale, at Oakley Green, Windsor, and managed to purchase a good supply of equipment. We are certainly very fortunate in West Herts to be able to purchase reasonably priced equipment locally and it is much appreciated by everyone.

Plans are afoot to possibly pilot some winter talks for members and, if these go ahead, they will be held at Croxley Green Community Centre.

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