Harlow Women's Institute

Member of the Federation of Essex Women's Institutes
Charity Registration Number 228992

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Todays meeting. 'Bees: History, Hives and Produce'

Our speaker today was Mr S Beechey who gave us a vital insight to the wonderful and intriguing world of the bee or to use their proper species group name 'Hymenoptera'. We learnt exactly how our honey is made. Love them or hate them they play a vital part in our ecosystem and indeed it was Einstein is reported to have said that if the bee population became extinct, the human race would follow suit 4 years later. Whether this is true today or not with the ability to self pollinate plants, it still proves how vital bees actually to us.
The talk was extremely fascinating and Mr Beechey had us all enthhralled from start to end. If anyone would like to know more. Details can be found here on the Essex bee keepers association site. http://www.ebka.org/

New members luncheon

New members luncheon Wednesday 11th May 2011.

Our President Daphne and Secretary Lilian invited all new members to a luncheon prior to this months meeting. The new ladies (in this photo with Daphne and Lilian) enjoyed a informal introduction to the WI and its functions over tea and sandwiches. Everyone appeared to enjoy themselves and we all learnt a lot more about the Old Harlow WI and its history.