St Albans news by Christine Aitken

St Albans Division has a large programme of apiary meetings, events and open days planned for 2010. This in addition to our beginners course and mentoring of our new beekeepers will be challenging for the committee and our apiary beekeepers so we shall shortly be contacting all members to request a couple of hours help in 'meeting the public' at these events. Those who took part in past years have found it rewarding and great fun. Please support us in our efforts to promote beekeeping.

BeeWorld has been held at Capel Manor Horticultural Institute during their London City Farms Festival Day for the last seven years. St Albans Division arranged the first one, it has come full circle and it is our turn again to organize the event. This year however we are attending a different venue. We will be at the Herts Show on the weekend of May 29th/30th at the Redbourn Showground. HBKA spent many successful years at this venue in the past and new management and a new interested public could make this a really good place to get our message across. The co-ordinators for BeeWorld 2010 will be Marian Whittaker and Luke Adams who will be contacting the secretaries of each division shortly.  

We are having the Apiary clean-ups on 20th March at Prae Wood from 10 - 12 and at Oaklands from 2 - 3pm. 

The first meeting of the season will be held at Prae Wood Apiary on the 24th April at 3.00pm when the topic will be 'Swarms' followed by a Q & A session. 

HBKA  AGM reminder it is on 27th March at Tewin Memorial Hall, Lower Green, Tewin, Welwyn.

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