AGM 2012

The evening of Thursday 26th January saw Moray Beekeepers hold their AGM in Elgin library.

The calm before...

We had plenty of business to conduct and were hopeful of a good turnout.

A good turnout

Luckily more than 30 members decided to attend.  We managed to conduct a review of 2011 of both MBA’s activities and finances and also outline some of our plans for 2012.  We wanted to increase our subscription rates by a small amount and the meeting was supportive of that.

Some of the successful participants of summer 2011’s Basic Beemaster course were presented with their certificates as were Barbara Westie and Tony Harris with their certificates for their continued beekeeping exam success.

The certificate crowd

The business concluded it was time to  concentrate on the more social side of things.  A fine spread of cakes to go with our tea and coffee had been provided by committee member Anne Black and we had a good range of raffle prizes.

The spread

It was nice to see some familiar faces and to meet some new ones.


Once tea and cakes were down the hatch we held a question and answer session with a panel of experienced beekeepers (there are no pics of that I’m afraid as I was on the panel!).  Many intelligent and interesting questions were asked and I think the answers were satisfactory.  At least the old saying that  ” if you ask X beekeepers a question you get X+1 answers” didn’t come into play!