Notices - October 2001

Club Field Day

Sunday 14th October at 10:30 am - Rahia Street, Kenepuru

Refer to the article inside the newsletter for more information and instructions on how to get there. If the weather is unsuitable, the field day will be re-scheduled for Sunday 28th October (same time). Ring John (232 7863) if in doubt because of the weather.


The Wellington Beekeepers Association extends a warm welcome to Brian Mitchell who is acting AAO for the southern North Island while Paul Bolger is seconded to MAF for the varroa management programme.


Leave your name with Mary-Ann (ph 478 3367) if you are prepared to collect swarms in your area. Hives are predicted to be more susceptible than usual to swarming this season.

Telford Plea For Apiculture Students

Telford Rural Polytechnic offers full-time or correspondence courses in all aspects of Beekeeping, including Queen rearing. Recent low numbers of students enrolled in the one year course has placed it under threat of closure. All branches and even hobbyist clubs are being asked to identify young persons interested in beekeeping who might like to attend the one-year full time course to ensure that it is kept to provide the commercial beekeepers of the future.

If you know of anyone who might like this opportunity, please contact:

Dr David Woodward, Head of Department, Apiculture,
Telford Rural Polytechnic, Private Box 6, Balclutha.
Freephone 0800 835 367 (0800 TELFORD), Ph 03-418 1550, Fax 03-418 3584,
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