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AGM coming up

AGMs can be so boring - but not the one for the Dorchester and Weymouth Beekeepers Association.

Firstly - it is held at the Colliton Club in Dorchester - so drinks may be purchased.

Secondly - there are loads of fellow beekeepers there and you can look them in the eye rather than through their veil.

Thirdly - it is an opportunity to influence the direction of the Association. There are a lot of threats to our wildlife - including the new government's Investment Zones. It is one of these that may be coming to Weymouth. The effect on the environment - and therefore our bees - is enough to stir the RSPB and the National Trust into suggesting national action.

Also, there is a talk by Kevin Pope - our Seasonal Bee Inspector. Always entertaining, always informative - this is a talk not to be missed.

So, I hope we will see you at the Colliton Club in Dorchester on Thursday 20th October at 7:00pm.

Couple of other points: - there are more items on the For Sale page and it is time to renew your membership - and the form is here.

And one more point. There is a petition to cut the use of pesticides in farming. I know the feeling - "have we not signed these before and it makes no difference?". Well, if we don't sign the government can claim that we don't care so if you believe in restricting pesticides then do sign here. So far just 131 people in West Dorset Parliamentary Constituency have signed. That is out of an electorate 83,000.

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