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stevebuzz
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Joined: 31 Jul 2014
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Location: Flitwick Bedfordshire UK

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:50 pm    Post subject: Is BIBBA still active Reply with quote

HI all
As a returning beekeeper I used to be a member of BIBBA (Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders' Association). When looking to join I find their Webb site is giving errors and generally not behaving.
Is BIBBA still functioning.
I have not had replies from emails, too the only two Webb site emails addresses I can find.
They look to still be active.
Cheers
Steve.
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madasafish
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Joined: 29 Apr 2009
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Location: Stoke On Trent

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

26 - 28 September 2014, at The Pavilion, Llangollen, North Wales


BIBBA are pleased to announce their 50th Anniversary Conference, in collaboration with SICAMM (Societas Internationalis pro Conservatione Apis Melliferae Melliferae) their European partners. It will be hosted by South Clwyd BKA.

The focus is on bee improvement, bee breeding, queen rearing and the management of native and near native honey bees.


http://www.bibba.com/conference_2014.php

Can they supply you with queens?

Of course not...
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stevebuzz
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty conclusive, thanks, Madasafish
I will have to wait till the sites applications/renewals tab stops giving
"The requested URL /cnb/shop/bibbashop was not found on this server".
And as for email replies, I guess they are busy.

Not sure what the following is about,

>Can they supply you with queens?
>Of course not.

I don't want and never said I wanted queens.

Regards
Steve.
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Jon
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Conference in Llangollen was excellent.
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