Beekeeping Convention – A Bit of a Do

Posted on: June 17th, 2014 by

Jointly organised by Cornwall Beekeepers Association and

West Cornwall  Beekeepers Association

Saturday 12th September 2015,

Burrell Theatre, Truro School. TR1 1TH

10am to 5pm

Registration from 9am

Bookings open 1st July 2015

Application Form 2015

2015 Convention

Tickets £11 in advance or £13 on the door. Booking in advance is needed for the morning short sessions.

At lunch time Pasties are available for an additional cost & must be ordered in advance.

Our two main lectures this year are by Pam Hunter on “Evolution of Plants and Insects” and Dan Basterfield on “Bee Sex”.

The short sessions in the morning must be booked in advance when you purchase your ticket. This year they are “Adult Bee Dissection” by Dan Basterfield: “Swarms, Swarms, Swarms – the why and how” with Pam Hunter: and Juliet Osborne on “The Birds and the Bees – a Perfect Match?”.

New for the afternoon are a range of speakers corners which do not have to be booked in advance and include gadgets, new beekeepers question time, education and research.

Your speakers:-

Pam Hunter is a professional microbiologist and a Master Beekeeper, being well known as a lecturer and contributor to beekeeping journals. She has kept bees for about 20 years and is currently the Chair the Examination Board of the BBKA and a member of BIBBA. Pam is particularly interested in the interaction of bees and plants, and the biology of bees.

Dan Basterfield is is a second generation Bee Farmer who grew up with beekeeping around him. Dan is currently running 120-140 hives on a migratory basis, and is an active member of the Bee Farmers’ Association. He holds the National Diploma in Beekeeping and is heavily involved in education being a well known speaker as well as developing and running various courses for the BBKA and NDB. He is also a trustee of the International Bee Research Association.

Professor Juliet Osborne holds the Chair in Applied Ecology in the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter on the Penryn campus, having previously been Deputy Scientific Director at Rothamstead Research. An accomplished and engaging speaker, she is an internationally accredited bee researcher, and is best known for her work on radar tracking of individual bees.

What else?

This year our exhibitors include Northern Bee Books, BB Wear, Bee-Bay, Nine Maidens Mead, Beehive Supplies

And we are running our very popular Gadget Competition with a prize for the most ingenious idea.

Refreshments will be available upon arrival and during the day.

We have something for all levels of beekeeping experience and interest and we welcome everyone, you do not need to be a member of a Beekeeping Association to attend.

So why not come along and meet other beekeepers from Cornwall and the West Country and have a fun bee packed day?