Christmas Message 2022

Christmas Message 2022

As 2022 draws to a close we will have mixed memories of the last twelve months. Covid and its aftereffects are still with us but, thanks to science, not as rampant as our experiences in the previous year. It is probably the international financial situation and inflation that has been most felt by all of us. In the middle of the year, we put a temporary moratorium on our grant giving activities so that we could assess the situation and make clear plans for the future.

We decided that our support for scientific and bee related literary activity was probably even more important in these times when austerity is the watchword of those that fund just about every activity.  Therefore, we will again, this month, be assessing applications and hope that the Eva Crane Trust will continue to make a useful, perhaps in some cases vital, contribution to projects in the coming year.

In the last year we supported 3 International Conferences, 2 new book publications and provided funding for 10 new and ongoing scientific projects. We look forward to being involved in more projects in the coming year and therefore wish all our followers a peaceful Christmas Season and success with good science and the dissemination of learning and research in 2023.

Richard Jones