So.....Just How Did I Get to Become Chairperson!                                          Geraldine Dawson


Having known and respected a person who happened to keep bees for many years I was asked whether I would help out with the catering at various beekeeping events. I jumped at the chance. I felt I had something to offer in this role and would in turn enjoy spending time with other who seemed easy to work with and so knowledgeble about these friendly insects! From just helping out I progressed to listening to what was being said, then sitting in on the sessions when I could. The next step was to go to the hives with other beekeepers, showing no fear and getting in quite close to the bees. A chat with my 'mentor' and we agreed that I'd to give it a try keeping bees myself. The next step was to find somewhere to keep them, I was working in Windermere looking after a lovely gentleman who agreed to let me keep a hive in his garden. We settled the bees in the garden and looked forward to my first honey. The first jar I produced gave me a fantastic feeling as I unscrewed the lid, and thought 'I did this !!!!'. From one hive I now have two. Unfortunately my gentleman passed away so I needed to find somewhere else to keep my beloved bees. Fortunately I managed to find a fabulous site near me at Len Chaplows. His wife missed the bees after he had passed away. Needless to say the bees and myself are very happy with the arrangement. Jenny Chaplow is a lovely lady, and I can come and go as I please.
So how did I then get to become chairperson of the Kendal Beekeepers! Well, I was asked by a few people if I would be prepared to stand knowing that Ron was 'retiring'. Talking in depth to one or two I decided not to object if my name was put forward, and suddenly found myself elected.....! My hopes for the Kendal Bee Keepers are to try and get more people actively involved. I feel it is very important to try and move things on, keep people interested and to make the group stronger. How, I don't know yet, but I'm going to try. I am hoping others will help me do this. I'm looking forward to the next two years I will make mistakes and say or do things that will not suit everybody but I will try my best to be a good chairperson. Thanks for listening! Geraldine

 

Officers for 2017


Chairperson.                     Geraldine Dawson            01539720699                                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Secretary.                           Judith Bayne                   015395 61254.                               judithThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Treasurer.                           Pat Malone.                    01539 821260                                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meetings Secretary.          Unfilled
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Honey Show Secretary.   Peter Wright.                   01524 771878.                                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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