Here are 15 reasons why BIBBA opposes the importation of honey bees and queens
Changes to Subscriptions The committee plan to introduce the following changes:
- The Ordinary membership fee will increase to £25 from 1st April 2020
- Ordinary members paying by Direct Debit (or Standing Order) will pay a reduced rate of £20
- For Republic of Ireland members, the reduced fee of £20 will be available if paid by PayPal or bank transfer, until Direct Debit subscriptions become available
- The Overseas fee will remain at £25, reduced to £20 if no postal magazine required, until Direct Debit becomes available
- The additional fee for an extra (family) member at the same address will remain at £10
- The fee for a junior member will remain at £10
What does BIBBA Offer?
- Encouragement to form breeding groups to improve and propagate native and near native queens.
- Help for beekeepers to improve their bees so they suit their environment, are productive, healthy and gentle to handle.
- Encouragement to raise queens from local stock.
- Provision of relevant information and methods.
- Demonstrations and workshops on practical subjects, such as colony assessment and queen rearing.
- Publications and guidance on all aspects of bee improvement and queen rearing.
- Support to beekeepers in areas with a high level of native bees.
- Courses on bee improvement and raising queens, using both natural methods the bees present us with that will suit the ordinary beekeeper, and more advanced methods for those who need more queens.