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freebeeatst.tudy - August 25, 2010 10:17 PM (GMT)
Just wondered if anyone is planning another meeting as yet, I know Steve M mentioned something a while ago, but wasn't sure if anything had been discussed as yet for a date etc.

Paul - September 4, 2010 08:28 AM (GMT)
Seems like a good idea seeing I couldn't attend the previous meet. However, I don't think my one hive with bees on fifteen bars in Saltash would hold much interest for a meet here at the current time. Hoping to expand next year though. Anyone?

Vee - October 1, 2010 10:55 AM (GMT)
By way of making meetings more abundant and easier:-
I noticed that in David Heaf's new book: 'the Bee-friendly Beekeeper: A Sustainable Approach', he encourages people to join their local BBKA groups because of the wealth of knowledge available.
I've done this so as well as being able to take advantage of the arrangements for: regular meetings, inspection safaris, BBQs, Christmas celebrations, bulk buying etc, I can share my TBH info and promote recognition for it.
Recently, this had a suprising result - when we were asked to provide ideas for making the AGM more attractive, I asked for a talk from Philip Chandler on TBHs - and was delighted when one of the beekeeping tutors agreed, saying that the committee might not like it but he was constantly being asked by new students about this approach! How about that!
I was also approached by a new member also interested in TBHs - so we're slowly making out presence felt - yipee.
My theory... is that once we are more consolidated we will find it easier in all sorts of ways to meet on a regular basis. Theory only, mind you.
Cheers, V

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