Will be going ahead at alternative venue – see previous post for details.
We will be demonstrating hive and frame assembly, hive scorching, for used equipment. Experienced beekeepers will be on hand for beginners to get to know over a cup of tea. And lots more.
See you there.
The WBKA Insurance provider on 10th May 2012 issued an endorsement regarding the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for beekeeping activities.
Condition L97: Personal Protective Equipment reads:
L97 – PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT Condition
It is a condition precedent to liability under this Insurance that:-
1. all EMPLOYEES and members of the public are made aware of the dangers of not using personal protective equipment,
2. personal protective equipment is provided to all members of the public when engaging in beekeeping activities,
3. a register is maintained which demonstrates that EMPLOYEES and members of the public have received appropriate training and are fully conversant with the way in which to access such personal protective equipment prior to engaging in beekeeping activities.
Therefore prior to undertaking beekeeping activities with members of the public / employees the need for personal protective equipment should be explained. Following this a list (register) needs to be kept of the people receiving instruction in the use of the PPE. They should sign the list as you may need to demonstrate they have had the appropriate training before engaging in beekeeping activities in the event of a claim.
If you have any questions regarding the above please feel free to contact me via email at Rhodri.firstname.lastname@example.org
WBKA Insurance Officer
146 Pandy Road, Bedwas, CF83 8EP
Email : Rhodri.email@example.com
A few places have become available on the course taking place on Feb 25th.
This one day classroom course is an ideal introduction to beekeeping run by two experienced beekeepers from Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association.
Included in the course fee of £35 are handouts and a CD with the slides used during the day for you to take away. This is your chance to decide if you want to find out more, ask questions and make contact with beekeepers in our county.
Click here for more details.
The date of the next 1 day classroom based course is confirmed as Saturday, October 1st 2011.
Find out more and register here.