UBKA Spring Conference and TITANIC CENTRE March 2018
As a social and educational outing the Association is planning a weekend tour to Belfast to take in the UBKA spring conference on the 9th and 10th of March. It is a weekend of bee lectures, interactive seminars, trade shows and an opportunity to meet others hooked on bees. On Friday evening we have a supper and musical evening.
For further details on the conference visit Ulster Beekeepers Association.
On Sunday 11th March we will tour Belfast and visit the Titanic centre.
The cost is only €190 to include coach travel, two nights en-suite student accommodation, entrance to lectures workshops and evening social. Entrance fee to the Titanic Centre will be extra but we hope to get a group rate.
Anyone interest in supporting this tour email Noel Power as we need to book accommodation. 30 members are required to cover costs.
FIBKA Executive Special Meeting.
The FIBKA Executive has called a Special Meeting to listen to affiliated members and review its role and interactions with affiliated Associations. The meeting is on Saturday 3rd February, Tullamore Court Hotel, 10am-5pm.
CCBKA committee is sending 5 delegates.
The notice from FIBKA invites any registered affiliated members to attend but bring your membership details with you.
- Presentation (giving Executive’s response.)
- Suggestions from the floor as to: i. How we can improve FIBKA ii. How we can get more interest in members joining the Executive?
- Communication between Members /Associations and the Executive.
- Questions from the floor.
- Concluding remarks.
World Bee Day- 20th May 2018
The United Nations has declared 20th May to become World Bee Day whereby it aims to raise awareness of the insects’ importance and warn about their dwindling numbers. This will be an opportunity for local initiatives and publicity…….maybe school visits or open days at your apiaries.
The apiary demonstrations will commence on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of April 2018. Keep an eye on the website closer to the time.