Ged Marshall, a commercial beekeeper– ‘Queen rearing’ & ‘A year in the life of a bee farmer’
Michael Keith-Lucas, a retired Senior Tutor in Plant Sciences at Reading University and who now uses his vast knowledge of pollen to assist in police investigations and detecting honey fraud – ‘Pollen in forensic science’
Paulo Mielgo from Vita (Europe) Ltd – ‘Honeybee nutrition is not only sugar’
More than 180 beekeepers attended our lecture day yesterday (Feb 17) held at Somerton. We enjoyed a packed programme of entertaining and informative lectures and meeting up with fellow beekeepers from Somerset, Dorset and further afield. Trade stands were run by David Pearce who brought a great selection of beekeeping equipment and Jeremy Burbidge of Northern Bee Books. A small band of volunteers served teas and coffees at intervals during the day.
Pam Hunter, a Master Beekeeper, a Chartered Biologist, Fellow of the Society of Biology and the Linnaean Society – ‘The evolution of plants and insects’
Simon Jones, South West Regional Bee Inspector – Asian hornet update