The Bishops Stortford division held its first meeting of the year and AGM on 17th February. We had an excellent turn-out as the group continues to grow in membership. Our chairman (Dennis Osborne) and treasurer (Pauline Gibbs) were re-elected and Jane Moseley was elected as the new secretary. The apiary visits for the year are:
10 Apr - John Dockerill
01 May - Pauline Gibbs
22 May - Julia Saunders
12 Jun - Alan Lewis
03 Jul - Dennis Osborne
24 Jul - Paul Cooper
21 Aug - Tony O'Connor
11 Sep - TBA
Addresses will be published nearer the time.
Our invited speaker was Robin Dartington of BuzzWorks. He gave a fascinating and inspiring talk on the development of the project and showed many pictures of its progress. It is providing a valuable education resource for north Hertfordshire and Robin welcomes any visitors from across the county. Please call before going. BuzzWorks needs more space so a second project has been started called HoneyWorks at another allotment site in Hitchin.
Alan Lewis organised an Introduction to Beekeeping talk in Bishops Stortford on 19th February. We had quite a few interested members of the public and expect to see some of them at future apiary meetings.