WBKA Saturday evening

The main event on Saturday evening was the Gala Dinner but before that there was a short talk by Eric Verge who was evacuated to Lampeter in 1939 and was there introduced to beekeeping.  He soon joined up and during the next 37 years as a naval officer wasn’t able to participate actively. He became Secretary to the WBKA in 1976, CONBA Chairman from 1983 – 1986 and the first UK delegate to the EEC Honey Working Party at Brussels from 85 – 85.  He initiated and ran the first WBKA Convention at Builth and was also the WBKA President for 3 years in the 90s.  He’s getting on a bit now but is still a good speaker.

Then came the dinner.  It was very good but I’ve forgotten what was on the menu.  I was sharing a table with, among others, Wally and Jenny Shaw.  There was some speechifying, including a comedian.

It was an enjoyable evening.

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About chrissladesbeeblog

I have been keeping bees since 1978 and currently have about a dozen hives. I am a member of the BBKA where for many years I represented Dorset at the Annual Delegates' Meeting. I am the co-author (with Dave MacFawn of of S. Carolina) of "Getting the Best from Your Bees" and am working on a book of my own poems : "Bee People".
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