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13 April 2022

Bee Industry Council of Western Australia (BICWA)


G’day, I wish everyone all the best for this year, might it be a good one!

A hot WA summer season keeps us, beekeepers, on the move and finding good honey flows over the state. The Jarrah flower is slowly finishing off in the Southwest, with red gum buds starting to pop; they look promising for the next 6 weeks.

The industry has been busy too and busting to tell everyone that BICWA now allows membership from individuals, commercial organisations and associates. Membership for beekeepers is free. There are more than 4,200 registered beekeepers in WA, and we welcome them all to sign up and become part of a growing Industry! Equally excited are we with welcoming Alliance Partners and Friend members, as they show us their appreciation to industry. Get more info on our webpage: www.bicwa.com.au/membership-1

In January, we met with the DBCA project team leaders of the Forest Management Plan 2024 – 33 (FMP). We were able to raise questions in regards to the lately announced Ecological Thinning program, which will build a critical component of the next FMP, and to understand the terminology of the overall process. We are at the beginning of these conversations, and further communication and involvement will follow.

Last but not least, we like to take this opportunity to thank Helen Goodall for her services to the industry – we appreciate Helen for her dedication, motivation and forward push. From WA to Helen, we wish you all the best and lots of satisfaction on your future pathway.

A warm welcome to Danny LeFeuvre, and thank you for taking over this important role. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Until next time, stay safe and cool, and don’t forget to subscribe to our webpage and like us on Facebook.

Regards,
Brendon Fewster
Chair. BICWA