Hello FCBA members,
I am writing to cancel our November 18th meeting. We have not found a suitable meeting location available for November and association officers are unable to attend the meeting.
Our location at the Senior Center in South Deerfield was closed after finding mold, lead paint and conditions deemed unsafe for occupancy. The town has approved funds to mitigate these problems, but it will take months before the site is safe.
Meanwhile, we continue to look for a temporary meeting place that can accommodate 30-35 people. If you have a possible meeting place please notify me or Tom Graney. Currently, the club can afford to pay a modest fee to rent space. I am asking for member input and suggestions.
Tom and I will reschedule programs for January 2022. No meetings this November or December (We do not have meetings during the Holidays), but we will resume meetings in 2022. We need a firm location before I can reschedule presenters and promote attendance.
January, February, and March will be indoor meetings and we schedule for the third Thursday as in past years. During the spring and summer, we have planned outdoor meetings that will focus on managing your bees in member apiaries.
Tom Graney will continue to inform you of other online invitations to meetings and webinars. I urge you to take advantage of these presentations. They are an opportunity to hear from expert beekeepers and researchers to advance your bee knowledge.
I appreciate your patience as We get back on track. Check our FCBA website for updates.
Franklin County Beekeepers’ Association
We meet the third Thursday of every month (except for September and December) at the South County Senior Center located at 67 N. Main Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373. Doors open at 6:30 PM, meeting starts at 7:00 PM. (refreshments served) Visitors are welcome!