Your “new” UBKA website has been operational now for nearly a year, following a lengthy start-up process and a fair amount of dialogue to create the site we now own. The idea was to ensure that as this organisation evolves, so can the website in order to meet needs and changes. Recent evidence of this is the appearance on the website of our new “shop” facility, which caters for the booking and payment for conference tickets, this facility can be adapted to handle sales of merchandise, (UBKA umbrellas anybody?) for fund raising, etc. as a need arises.
Now, it’s up to all of you to ensure that all the effort so far expended isn’t wasted, as the website relies on a flow of content to be shared. Anything interesting – an account of a beekeeping misadventure, a potential solution to cope with some of our many threats, a suggestion for a particular piece of equipment, an item of relevant news, Association announcements, your newly elected office bearers, swarm catchers, folklore, praise for individuals,…. you decide what you would like to share. Photos can be added if you have them. Anything published must be accurate and honest, and credit must be given to the authors of any quoted text. Let’s build on the foundations of our new website and make to a useful source for information sharing for the benefit of beekeepers. This is our shop window, let’s make it something to have pride in for our wee country. Visit our sister organisations websites for inspiration and comparison, we co-operate and share information already, but I want us all to be involved in our website, so, have a go!
If you want to see something published, get in touch with your local secretary or contact me directly to discuss, we’ll be only too pleased to make it happen if possible.
Good luck, and have a great beekeeping season in 2015,
Ken Tait – firstname.lastname@example.org
your web manager