Suggested Check Sheet for Meetings
Not exhaustive—specific for Association
*Plan and organize the Meeting carefully
*Determine who will be running the Meeting-One person only.
*List essential equipment and who will provide it.
*If required ensure landowner/others knows of the plan
*Make sure neighbours/public who could be affected are aware of the Meeting
*Have mobile ‘phone to hand and be aware of the exact location of meeting/apiary
*Identify if any of attendees have a known allergy to bee venom and have with them
appropriate medication Self administration unless medically qualified to do so.
*Ensure Risk Assessments carried out plus any other necessary permits etc
*Not always practical but make good effort to supply toilet arrangements
At the Meeting
*Display warning/advisory signs
*Record attendees and note early leavers
*Ensure experienced beekeeper(s) in attendance
*Beware of over-crowding in Apiary—set limits/rotation
*Make sure attendees appropriately dressed/have to hand spare protective clothing;
*Explain Risk Assessment for the occasion and ensure all understand including necessary behaviour in the Apiary/Meeting
*Provision to ensure smokers made safe/disposal
*Provision of method for storage /disposal of old comb
IF ANY DOUBT OR MAJOR DEVIATION FROM PLAN PERSON TAKING MEETING TO ABANDON EVENT.
*Revisit plan/risk assessment regularly