10 December 2018SBA December newsletter

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03 December 2018News from Bees for Development

We have launched our Christmas appeal:  this is our only fund raising campaign in 2018, and we are asking you to support work in northern Ethiopia.  The government in Amhara identifies people most in need, and we train those interested to learn beekeeping.  We work with them for two years - it takes this long to learn new skills and build their own resilient income.  We have trained over 800 people like this in the past two years.

We are not just interested in people - we are interested in bees too:  to see them protected, and their habitat restored.  We are rewilding areas of degraded forest, working with poor communities over many years to continue protecting forests as they regenerate.  Please help by donating here: https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/donation/to/4665/30259/

As I write this on Friday afternoon, we still have £4,000 of matching funds available to double your donation.  By the time you reach our website - it might all have been used - or you might be lucky to have your donation doubled.  Either way, please give whatever you can - every donation helps with this work.

We are a very small charity running on a shoestring, and we are extremely careful with how we use your funds.  £35 supports one person to get started with bees, while £200 supports them for 2 years as they learn their way out of poverty. 

You can gain a measure of how well your money is used, and how far it can reach, by watching this very brief interview (3 mins) with the Ethiopian girl Alemnesh http://beesfd.org/thebiggive/#video .  Please enjoy the film, and then give what you can, so that next year we can help more young people out of crushing poverty.

Thank you for your interest and support, Nicola and the team at Bees for Development

23 November 2018A view of Willie Robson's Chainbridge Honey Farm

This link will take you to a program in a series recorded by Robson Green. The first 7 minutes are based on Chainbridge and a tour of Willie's establishment.

This link will take you to his home page. 


19 November 2018Thorne "Black Friday" Sale

This link will take you to the Thorne "Black Friday Sale" web site.


13 November 2018Can listening to bees help save them - and us?

Click here for a BBC News item "Can listening to bees help save them - and us?" Make sure you watch the video of tagging the bees.

Our thanks to Arthur Hill for finding this.

02 November 2018Healthy "BEES" Swarm Control Course

Click here for details of Swarm Control Couirse 13/14 April 2019

14 October 2018BBwear Clearance sale

I just wanted to get in touch to let you and your members know we are currently in sale mode, and have a lot of Bee Suit stock with our old logos on sale.

We rebranded at the start of this season and kept our suits with the old branding, purposely to have a huge sale this winter.

The sale is 30% off all old logo suits, (Association Discount cannot be used in line with this offer) bringing Basic Suits down to £72.77 and Deluxe Suits down to £93.07.

If you'd like to order just give us a call on 01872 562731 and I will be more than happy to help, or contact through shop@bbwear.co.uk

Kind Regards

James Bright

14 October 2018SBA October 2018 Newsletter

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07 October 2018Thorne Beekeepers News September Roundup

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Didn't manage to download the August issue.

The Expert's view is on Wax Moth this issue.

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