Thank you to all those who recently attended the Stafford Bee Group winter lecture on queen rearing.
I’m sure all those who attended will agree that Trevor, Jan and Dave did a fantastic job standing up in front of everyone to present their methods and talked through their experiences in queen rearing.
If you’d like to know more, or missed the lecture, Trevor and Jan have kindly shared their presentations. They have been added to the Resources Page for you, where you can find more information about queen rearing.
Following the success of the face-to-face Convention in 2022, the event will again be held at Harper Adams in Shropshire, 21-23 April 2023, with the Trade Show on Saturday 22nd April. This is the BBKA’s premier educational event of the year, a unique opportunity for beekeepers of all levels of experience to choose from 25 lectures and more than 60 workshops and seminars, together with the Trade Show and the usual opportunities to meet old (and make new) friends from around the country. T
BBKA Spring Convention 2023
Friday 21 – Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 April 2023
Harper Adams University, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
Lectures, Workshops and Seminars covering a wide range of practical and scientific topics, directed at all levels of experience, presented by leading experts
Bumper Trade Show Saturday 22nd
Speakers and Tutors include: Randy Oliver (virtually), Samuel Ramsey (virtually), Marin Anastasov, Martin Bencsik, Shirley & Richard Bond, Giles Budge, Stephen Case-Green, Julie Coleman, Michael Collier, Lynfa Davies, Stephen Fleming, Mike Garratt, Fani Hatjina, John Hendrie, Luke & Suzie Hutchinson, Lynne Ingram, Angela Kirk, Stephen Martin, Jane Medwell, Jenny Morgan, Chris Park, Tom Pope, Sara Robb, Anne Rowberry, Debbie Smith, Victoria Soroker, Sean Stephenson, Oliver St.John, Jane Stout, Jim & Val Vivian-Griffiths, Alison Wakeman and more……
For further information, and to book from 30th January
This year’s online conference will look at several difference aspects relating to the science surrounding Asian Hornets. There will be a summary of some of the work done as part of the Atlantic Positive Project; a short introduction to the Asian Hornet life history; details of developments surrounding possible deterrents, detection and protection within apiaries; and an update on the situation in Europe.
Peter Kennedy, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter
Nigel Semmence, Contingency Planning & Science Officer, Bee Health Advisory Service – National Bee Unit
Xulio Maside Rodríguez, Univ. Santiago de Compostela
Ana Isabel Garcia, Univ. Santiago de Compostela
Maria Shantal Rodriguez Flores, Univ. Vigo (Ourense)
Please see details of the letter received from the BBKA below.
11th January 2023
Dear BBKA member
I am writing to ask for your support for our SECOND honey petition which calls on the Government to change the Honey labelling rules so consumers can easily recognise all countries of origin of the honey contained in a jar sold here in the UK. We urgently need as much support as possible to help us reach our goal of 100,000 signatures which means the Government must consider the issue for debate in Parliament. The support of the general public and not just the beekeeping community is essential to achieve this result.
Please note this is our 2nd honey petition so it is possible you are remembering signing the 1st petition. To be sure, please click the link above – the system will tell you if you have already signed when you enter your email address.
I’d like to advertise the petition when I sell my honey – can you provide any resources to help?