Tuesday 22 January 2013

Meetings and Events to Easter.

Diary Dates

I took a few notes of the dates that were discussed at the last DaDBeeP meeting at the beginning of January so (late as ever) here they are:
  • Wed 6th Feb - DaDBeeP monthly bee meeting.
  • Thurs 28th Feb - Public Introductory Event, Elvaston Village Hall 7pm-9pm
  • Wed 6th March - DaDBeeP monthly bee meeting.
We also discussed having a Hive Building Event during Easter Fortnight, date to be decided on the 6th Feb meeting.

Event advertising

I hope we can work out a way of getting posters to people for distribution - can we get to meet Boyd somewhere to pick them up?

Please think about what organisations you could inform about the Intro Event. There are loads of gardening societies as well as a crop of Transition Town organisations and other 'green' campaign groups. Does anyone have a contact in the Local Government or Parish Councils who might be able to pass on advertising? Some communities have spaces or woodland that is owned/managed by the community. There are community agricultural organisations, garden centres and farm shops; and thats all before we get to the local post offices and notice boards.

Could we even think of notifying businesses that might want to sponsor their own local hive that could be managed in a community space or on a local organic farm? Could we even move into community hive management?

Quick - stop me thinking!!!

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 6th Feb, if not before.

Best to you all,


(Edited to amend Intro Meeting date - thanks Boyd, what are we going to do without you? I can't even get the dates right!!)


  1. In a nut shell that about covers most of what was discussed at the last meeting. The only major change is that the Public Introductory Event, Elvaston Village Hall 7pm-9pm is now booked for Thursday 28 February (the only day they had available). Sadly at that date/time I will be about an hour from jetting off to Qatar. We can discuss on the 6th Feb and I will bring some posters along (plus distribute as many as I can prior to that).


  2. Beekeeping (or apiculture) is the maintenance of bee colonies, commonly in man-made hives, by humans. Most such bees are queen honey bee in the genus Apis, but other honey-producing bees such as Melipona stingless bees are also kept.