Meet the Committee
I am a retired chest surgeon and my GP thought that our two acre garden would be an excellent location for hives but did not tell us that they were in Dadant Hives. So we enrolled on the beginners course in 2001.
The bees eventually arrived and we were left to fend for ourselves. The hives were riddled with wax moth and took a long time to sort out. In recent years, I try to enter exhibits in the shows and have been moderately successful at local, county and national level.
As President I would like to encourage all members to ‘have a go’ and enter the shows, especially those in their first productive season i.e. year two of beekeeping.
I came to beekeeping by accident when someone asked if they could keep bees in my woodland and was concerned I may not know what to do if they were away, so I signed up for the beginner’s course. I passed my Basic Assessment in 2017. I aim to have four strong colonies and want to be a good beekeeper rather than the most studious. I am fascinated by bee behaviour. Before becoming Chair in 2020 I was Secretary for three years.
I have had many diverse job’s but my main work was in organising major events for a consultancy company which honed my attention to detail and allowed me to travel a lot and is where I met my husband. I work from home running a business to rent our home, garden and land to photographers and film makers.
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