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Times for Future Meetings

The meetings on 29th October and 26th November will start at 6.30pm, instead of 7.30pm. This change will be extended into 2019 if it meets with members’ approval. The Association’s Executive has made this change in response to feedback received, especially from members who live far out of town.

The meeting on 24th September will start at 7.30pm as usual.
No changes to the venue: Glenorchy Library, rear entrance.

Next Meeting

The Association’s next meeting will be on Monday 26th February 2018 at 7.30pm at the Glenorchy LINC (rear entrance of the library building). The technical part of the meeting will be devoted to Preparing Honey for Show.  As usual, this will be followed by a break for tea/coffee/snacks, then the monthly business meeting.  Visitors welcome! Continue Reading

Mead with a health boost!

Lund University researchers Alejandra Vasquez and Tobias Olofsson have previously shown in lab experiments that 13 lactic acid bacteria found in the stomach of bees counteract antibiotic-resistant MSRA. Now, the two researchers have launched a mead drink made from honey and water, containing those same bacteria: Honey Hunter’s Elixir. Continue Reading