Would it be possible to have a evening where a pre-mentioned topic can be discussed?
If an evening is dedicated to the Topic for this evening is........, this can be published a week before the actual evening. Also a certain time must be published for a start and closing time otherwise it could drag on for ages.
Possible headings could bee;
Honeybee Products and Forage
Honeybee Diseases, Pests & Poisoning
Selection & Breeding of Honeybees
I think that's enough for now.
On the other hand if a member wanted a certain topic discussed then that would take preference over any other topic, but must be published in good time for members to make notes regarding the topic.
chat room seems to be up and running ok, even had a breif chat about wasps yesterday, seems to me though that it really needs to have a little structure so have a suggestion to make.
Seems to me that a fair few of our members are not members of their local associations, making this forum their main contact with other beekeepers. It also strikes me that we have a fair few experienced, knowledgeable beeks. Add this to an undoubtable number of new beeks likely to join or already here and I think we have an opportunity to make an already great "virtual association" even better. Suggestions therefore could include a regular timed and advertised "ask the expert" sessions for general questions and also more specific question answer times for more specialist areas eg producing sections, heather honey, pollen identification etc etc. Could also maybe even include invited experts to "talk " could be someone say from omlett to talk and ask questions, someone from the co-op to talk about their strategies, hell maybe even a representative from bayer to discuss pesticides.
Think that will do to start the ball rolling.
must have been typing same time as becrazy but similar ideas.
firefox user here, and no problems at all!! had a 'chat' last night for an hour or so, it ran very smoothly.
thanks admin for sorting this!! I reckon it will be a very useful addition to the board. get involved folks!!