Hertfordshire Beekeepers Association 59th Annual General Meeting

Saturday 26th March 2011

Tewin Village Hall, 11 Lower Green, Tewin, Welwyn, Herts, AL6 0JX


  1. Apologies for absence.
  2. Matters arising from 58th Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 25th March 2010.
  3. Chairman’s report.
  4. Treasurer’s report.
  5. Membership report.
  6. Election of HBKA Officers:
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Auditor
  7. Beeworld 2011
  8. AOB
  9. Date of next AGM
Lunch break 12:30 – 1:45pm
(Please bring own lunch or you could walk to either pub – “Plume of feathers” or “Rose & Crown”)

AGM Speaker 2pm

After lunch, Ricky Kather will talk on the Eastern Associations’ Research Studentship (EARS) project – a bee research project at Sheffield University.

Tea break  2:40pm

Second Speaker 3:00 – 3:30pm
After tea, Robin Dartington (North Herts) will bring us up to date with the work at “BuzzWorks”, Hitchin’s Community Bee Garden and “HoneyWorks” Bee Training Centre

Close meeting 3:30-4:00pm

Globalisation and agriculture industry exacerbating bee decline, says UN

Globalisation is killing bees, as bee pests and diseases are being passed swiftly around the world thanks to the opening up of trade, says a UN study. Attempts to industrialise pollination are making the problem even worse, the authors found.

Unexplained bee deaths have become an increasing issue around the world in the past five years, a phenomenon labelled "colony collapse disorder". Bees in the US, Europe and Asia have been affected, though it is hard to gather reliable data on how many of them died. Some bee colonies die off naturally all the time, chiefly in winter, but the scale of the demise reported by beekeepers has prompted governments and scientists to examine why bees appear to be under threat, and in some cases to try to get around the problem by changing the ways bees are kept.

Click here for the rest of this Guardian article by Fiona Harvey

Solway Bee Supplies

Dear Sir/Madam,
We are manufacturers of Cedar Bee Hives and would like to ask if you would include us on your links page of the Hertfordshire BKA website. We manufacture a full range of wooden beekeeping equipment and supply a selected range of beekeeping sundries. We are a family based business and our aim is to supply quality beekeeping equipment at a competitive price with a quality service.
Many thanks,
Jim O'Rourke

Solway Bee Supplies
Unit E
Kempleton Mill