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BIIG... Newsletter No. 3 (March 2005)
SECONDLY, and equally important to BIIG, our next practical day will be a day with a difference. For your diary it will be on June 4th 2005 in the Village Hall, Islip, 10am to 4pm. It will still be a practical day with lots of queens, lots of drones and lots of insemination, the only difference on this occasion is that we are publicising it with adverts in Bee Journals etc. aimed at getting the "beekeeping public" to come along and see for themselves "how it is done". There will be a small charge on the door of £2 for non-members. A raffle will be held, the prizes being donated by your committee. Your presence would be very nice, your help even better, as the few committee members will find difficulty manning the door, explaining the rudiments of I.I., selling raffle tickets, making coffee and performing under a microscope, all at the same time. If you have queens and/or drones, bring them along too.
Islip is a small village, with one very tiny shop that may, or may not be open, though there is a pub nearby that does meals. Bring your lunch pack just in case. Tea & coffee we will provide, and there is another plus, you will be re-united with like-minded colleagues, and old friends.
You will find Islip about one mile off the A34 north of Oxford and just north of the M40/A34 junction. If coming north off the M40 take the second left off the A34 and follow the signs. Easy.
THIRDLY, another item for you to note down is that this very week we have launched our very own web site...
Which is being 'web-mastered' by Chris Perkins. Here again, as with a newsletter, a web page is only as good as the material input. It will fall out of favour if not continuously given new material by its members, hint, hint.
See you all at the shows...