I hope you will join us for the first in our series of Winter Zoom meetings on Wednesday 23 September 2020 at 8.00pm.
Celia Davis will talk on BEEKEEPER v BEE: how our activities as beekeepers impact on the natural life of the honeybee colony.
This talk looks at the way honey bee colonies live naturally and considers how normal beekeeping practices impact on them. Managing Varroa brings its own problems; nevertheless, beekeepers maintain healthy, productive colonies by applying sensible management strategies, while respecting the bees’ natural behaviour.
Celia Davis has had a lifelong interest in insects, but her life changed completely in 1980, when she became a beekeeper. Since then bees have become a passion.
One of the most popular and highly regarded speakers on bees and beekeeping, Celia holds a degree in Agriculture and was awarded a National Diploma in Beekeeping in 1994. She is the author of the books The Honey Bee inside Out and The Honey Bee Around and About.
Click here to register. You will then receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting. If you are not already familiar with Zoom, you can join our meetings from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device.
There are ten talks in our winter series. There is, of course, no charge for these talks but spaces are limited. Members of MBKA have priority booking for one week from today; the invitation will then be sent out to neighbouring BKAs.
Coming up in October and November:
Monday 12 October 2020 Jim Vivian-Griffiths – The Dancing Bees: Research by Karl von Frisch on the waggle dances of honey bees
Wednesday 28 October 2020 Marin Anastasov – Nutritional requirements of bees and supplemental feeding
Monday 9 November 2020 Norman Carreck – Global pandemics, bee imports and native bees
Wednesday 25 November 2020 Gerry Brierley – ‘Apitherapy: A journey into the healing hive’
Check your emails for invitations to register for these talks.