Looking out of the rain drenched window it is difficult to believe that two weeks ago the apiary was bathed in warm sunshine – but there you are that is British weather for you.
So this is the time to prepare for next year and one of the first things to do is to renew your membership of the Dorchester and Weymouth Beekeepers Association. Membership gives many advantages one of which is insurance.
The insurance covers two aspects of beekeeping – public liability and bee disease insurance. Personally I don’t know of anyone who has ever made a claim under either insurance but it is nice to know it is there if you should ever need it.
On a more positive note the membership allows you access to the resources of the BeeBase and in the event of a notifiable disease in your locality then you will be advised of its presence.
And most importantly it gives you greater access to local beekeepers who have a wealth of knowledge about keeping bees in Dorset.
So don’t delay – renew today.