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1 April 2022

Bee Industry Council of Western Australia (BICWA)


G’day,

The red gum still shows a good flower pattern, and the WA bees are pleased, as are the beekeepers!

It has been a short month, where BICWA was busy fine-tuning its membership sign up process and preparing for the first board meeting in 2022 (25th FEB).

There has not been any further industry engagement concerning the Forest Management Plan (FMP), although BICWA submitted its concern in the Department’s appointment of an independent panel. This panel is established to guide the development of the new FMP and should consist of proven performers in forest restoration, ecology or conservation. We continue lobbying for our industry and the broader communities.

The Marketing team at UWA, sponsored by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Honey Bee Products, delivers on the 25th FEB an update on the ‘WA honey promotion’ project. This project annalizes honey marketing overseas and provides valuable input for honey packers.

Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the conference for the third year in a row. We now hope for the 4th time lucky in 2023.

Talk to you next month, and don’t forget to subscribe to our webpage and like us on Facebook.

Regards,

Brendon Fewster – Chair