The lock down series of webinar lectures was originally envisaged as live and interactive - bringing beekeepers together to watch speakers giving practical tips or discussing their research in the field of apiculture.
However, we’ve received so many requests to view recordings that we have started to upload those that we have to the members-only section of this website (click here to go there). But note that these recordings are literally as-live – technical difficulties/clap for carers/tea breaks and all.
Not all speakers give us permission to record their talks and for some the technical issues are just too distracting. To date we have Eleanor and Rosemary Burgess talking about swarming and David Evans about rational varroa control.
Over time we plan to add to this library and hope you can take a look if you miss a lecture or want to revisit one.
Milns Priscott was honoured by the BBKA for clocking up a fantastic 60 years of membership. He was presented with a commemorative certificate in front of 180 beekeepers at our lecture day yesterday (Feb 17) by Ken Tredgett, SBKA President.
But Milns, a member of Taunton Division, has been involved in beekeeping even longer. As a boy he helped his father keep bees at Broomfield on Exmoor.
In addition to beekeeping Milns has been an active member of Taunton and Somerset. He was a member of Taunton committee for 39 years and during this time was Honey Show Secretary from 1977 to 1985, was made Chairman in 1993 and President in 1996. In 1981 he became the Vice Chairman of SBKA for three years.
He has given many talks and demonstrations across the county and has been a very successful honey show exhibitor.