E-mail I received ...... hope they don't mind me putting it up here, I've omitted the phone number.
We are writing to you to let you know that as of 1st July this year there is a new association set up the provide support and education to beekeepers in and around Rutland.
There has been a void in Rutland for some time, with bee keepers being forced to travel for training and association meetings outside of the area. From 2010 we will be holding Theory Courses locally which will lead in to practical training to BBKA standards, either in a local association apiary or in small groups, at members aperies pending a decision by all members of the association.
Further to this, in January 2010 we will have put forward our application to the British Bee Keeping Association, to become affiliated to this major UK body. If granted we will include public and product insurance cover provided by this association.
In order for our association to achieve affiliation with the BBKA we will need both a proposer and a seconder, and are looking for support from local associations. If you feel your association can provide such support please contact;
Dean Roizer (Acting Chairman)
We look forward to hearing from you and hope that we will have your support in this new venture for bee-keeping in Rutland