Next meeting :

 Dear All,

You are warmly invited to our next branch meeting at Merlin's Bakery Cafe (Unit 707 Merlin Park,, Ringtail Rd, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 8JY)

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 18th April at 6.30pm and Julie has very kindly offered to serve free delicious hotpot.

Bring along your ideas to move the branch forward and a possible role you could take in our wonderful beekeeping branch.

Unfortunately, this will be my last meeting as branch secretary and for Julie as treasurer, as after several years we feel it is time for others to step in.

I would be grateful if you could possibly confirm if you are able to attend.

With best wishes,


Dear All 

Spring is here, flowers are blooming and hedgerows are buzzing with the sound of bees. But that could change if powerful lobbyists are allowed to spread toxic pesticides over our fields this summer. [1] There’s a ban on using these pesticides - they’re that dangerous - but lobbyists are asking Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom to lift the ban.

Hundreds and thousands of us are already speaking up for our bees. [2]  But to make sure Andrea Leadsom listens to us, and not the lobbyists - and with just a week to go until she makes her decision - we need MPs to join the fight.

Imagine if the Environment Secretary heard from MPs from all different parties, from all over the country, demanding she do the right thing and stand up for bees. will you send your MP, Bill Esterson an email today and ask them to speak to Andrea Leadsom? It takes less than two minutes and there’s suggestions for what to say.


Bees pollinate three quarters of the world’s crops - apples, strawberries, onions, carrots and many many more of our fruit and veg. We wouldn’t last long without them. These pesticides, called neonicotinoids, are lethal - and they scramble bees memories, and damage their navigation leaving them lost and confused. [3]

Politicians from all parties care about the fate of our bees. Last year, after we asked our MPs to stand up for British bees, hundreds of politicians came out in force at an event in Parliament to demand pesticides were kept off our fields. And the ban on the toxic pesticides was kept in place. [4]

This is the first year that Angela Leadsom has the fate of the bees in her hands. Imagine the pressure she’ll be under if her inbox and phones are bursting with the same message from MPs: stand up for our bees. It could convince her to keep the ban in place.

Can you send you send an email to Bill Esterson right now?


The next pub meeting : Details to follow........

Ian Turner-Bone,
28 Nov 2016, 04:24
Ian Turner-Bone,
28 Nov 2016, 04:23