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I heard the BBKA ADM had a special vote and 25,000 beekeepers voted against the Neonics that were agreed on an emergency basis for sugar beet
the message I got wasn't all that clear 'we won the vote by 40 out of 26000' -I might try and get clarification tomorrow about what he actually meant
 

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And what will that achieve ?
Does the BBKA have any influence ?
Or will it just disapprove from the sidelines ?

Cracks me up, come August the where sells the cheapest sugar conversations will start with all the complaining about the price of it.
 

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And what will that achieve ?
Does the BBKA have any influence ?
Or will it just disapprove from the sidelines ?

Cracks me up, come August the where sells the cheapest sugar conversations will start with all the complaining about the price of it.
Now we begin to see why all the BBKAers are being encouraged to feed the bees back their honey! :icon_204-2:
 

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Now we begin to see why all the BBKAers are being encouraged to feed the bees back their honey! :icon_204-2:
Most of them don't have enough of a honey crop to do that. What's the average 30lbs a hive ?
 

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And what will that achieve ?
Does the BBKA have any influence ?
Or will it just disapprove from the sidelines ?

Cracks me up, come August the where sells the cheapest sugar conversations will start with all the complaining about the price of it.
And quite why half of them voted the other way makes me wonder whether sugar beet farmers have infiltrated the organisation in a major scale 😂
Or maybe there are brown envelopes being passed clandestinely around.
 

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Most of them don't have enough of a honey crop to do that. What's the average 30lbs a hive ?
And quite why half of them voted the other way makes me wonder whether sugar beet farmers have infiltrated the organisation in a major scale 😂
Or maybe there are brown envelopes being passed clandestinely around.
Such sweet words of appreciation for an organisation dedicated to beekeepers and beekeeping! 🙄
 

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The actual vote was 94% of Associations present (representing 98% of the memberships represented) voted for the motion .

It will end up like voting to ban bee imports. :devilish:
 

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The actual vote was 94% of Associations present (representing 98% of the memberships represented) voted for the motion .

It will end up like voting to ban bee imports. :devilish:
Ah thanks for that.
My info was wrong
 

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And what will that achieve ?
Does the BBKA have any influence ?
Or will it just disapprove from the sidelines ?

Cracks me up, come August the where sells the cheapest sugar conversations will start with all the complaining about the price of it.
Don’t forget the yearly question of will the sugar poison my bees😂
 

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Don’t forget the yearly question of will the sugar poison my bees😂
Strontium was once widely used in the separation of sugar from sugar beet molasses. The sugar was precipitated as strontium disaccharide and then released with CO2 to produce sugar and strontium carbonate.
Strontium* is not used in modern processing of beet, but I wonder if this is the reasoning why the old BBKA dinosaurs are historically against the use of beet derived sugar.... preference to cane ( which used 90% of the worlds production of arsenic in its production!)

A FACT still being taught to some of the beekeeping beginners!

* Strontium ... linked to radiation and nuclear weapons!!
 

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What does the national organisation do for beekeepers and it's members ?
Make yourself a member and find out !
there are more snipers on here than in the whole of the British Army !
there you go ! More ammo for you ! 🙄
 

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I wonder if this is the reasoning why the old BBKA dinosaurs are historically against the use of beet derived sugar.... preference to cane
I think it was more to do with the post war propagand(mistruths) peddled by the cane sugar producer at the end of WW2 to discourage people from buying European beet sugar .
 

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