John Crick, 27th September 2011

In case sad news has not reached you, another longstanding local beekeeper has died.

John Crick passed away on 27th September 2011, peacefully at the Hospice of St. Francis, Berkhamsted, aged 75 years.  Much loved by his family and friends including many of us Buckinghamshire beekeepers. An inspiration to many beekeepers in the High Wycome and surrounding areas.  He will be sadly missed.

John’s funeral will be next Monday, 10th October at Amersham Crematorium at 11:00am. Then service of thanksgiving at the Wesley Church, Priory Road, High Wycombe at 12:15.

Family flowers only but donations to Iain Rennie hospice at Home and/or The South Bucks Hospice c/o Arnold Funeral Service, 891, London Road, High Wycombe HP10 9TB. Enquiries 01494 472572.

John was for many years Chairman of Wycombe Beekeepers and President of the County – it was due to ill health that he stood down from that role in 2008; Bob Hunter succeeded him.


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Bucks County Beekeepers 2011 Honey Show – Results Published

The Bucks County Beekeepers Honey Show on the 24th September 2011 was well attended, and a fine selection of honey and bee products.

The results are now published here.

We’ll be at the National Honey Show in Weybridge, many of the entries will also be shown there in the Bucks or the National classes.  You can also say Hi! to Min from Dragons Breath Natural Beeswax Candles in the Commercial Hall.


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I am pleased to invite you to the next meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture on the afternoon of Monday 4 April 2011.

Guest speaker Dr Jeff Pettis, Research Leader at the USDA Bee Research Laboratory, will present the findings of his recently published research into agricultural pesticides and bee health. Amid calls for a ban on certain types of insecticides, Dr Pettis‘ work has been widely reported in the British media and debated by MPs in Parliament. This meeting will offer the chance to hear about his research first-hand, as well as his views on how its conclusions have been received and interpreted in the UK.

Dr Pettis‘ presentation will be followed by question and answer panel session – to include farming, crop protection and beekeeper representatives – on the issues raised by his research and the wider factors impacting bee health in agriculture.

I do hope you will be able to attend what promises to be a thought-provoking and informative session. The meeting will take place from 4.30 – 6.00pm on Monday 4 April in Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster.

RSVP by return e-mail/FAX

Meeting – Monday 4 April 2011

4.30 – 6.00pm, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

‘Bee health and pesticides’

Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr Jeff Pettis, Research Leader, USDA Bee Research Laboratory

Guest panel:

  • Dominic Dyer, Crop Protection Association;
  • Dr Chris Hartfield, NFU;
  • Tim Lovett, British Bee Keepers Association

Attendance needs to be pre-booked by contacting Daniel Pearsall, Group Co-ordinator, APPG Science & Technology in Agriculture

FAX REPLY TO:    01487 832049

TEL:            01487 831425


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Bucks County Beekeepers Association website is live!

This is to announce that the Buckingahmshire County Beekeepers Association which is based in, and covers the county of Buckinghamshire in the UK now has a web site.

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