Out of interest does anyone use a fogger to treat for varroa?.
I am a member of NIBS, and I have black bees. However, I am convinced that IBA clg, cannot hold views or agendas for Black or Buckfast bees. I feel that the need to serve all beekeepers equally (egalitarianism), demands strict neutrality from the company on this subject. Furthermore I believe that local Associations are masters of their own destinies, and that as long as there is freedom of movement for goods (queens and colonies) and services within the European Union there it is fruitless to attempt anything other than on a voluntary basis at local level.
Remember when you were a kid and you said a naughty word.
Well I don't know how your parents handled it but mine tried not to laugh, and then made me put some of my pocket money into the swear box.
Well, I would like to propose we have something similar.
Anyone who mentions the words " Buckfast" or " Native Irish Bee" has to pay a € 5.00 fine.
That money is then put towards a fund to help beekeepers who are affected by Foul Brood and have had to destroy their hives.
What do you think folks?
Firstly, welcome to all our new members, and a big thank you to the committee that made this possible.
Its hard to conceive of what has been achieved in such a short space of time.
You are all amazing.
To all the associations that were behind us and supporting this venture, thank you.
We are all looking forward to a fresh start in an honest, fair, affordable and transparent organisation.