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Honey Harvest Days

Saturdays August 12th and 19th. Three sessions on each day: 09.30 to 11.30 am
13.30 to 15.30 pm, 18.00 to 20.00 pm. Maximum 6 people per session. Cradley, WR13 5JN .

Phone Bob or Kath Cross 01886 880554 to book a place.

MSWCC – The Bee Conference – Booking Now

You can now book place at the 2017 conference at:  www.mswcc.org.uk

Accommodation can be provided at reasonable cost.

If you book for the day the cost of the meal (be it Friday evening, Saturday lunch or Sunday lunch) is included.  It is up to you whether you eat it!

The Gala Dinner (if you are not a full residential participant) has to be booked separately

To whet your appetite, the outline programme is:

Friday 15th September

15:00 onwards Reception and registration and start honey show staging
16:30 – 17:30 Lecture 1: Bee Husbandry ……………. [Exact title to follow] Anne Rowberry
17:40 – 18:40 Lecture 2: Virus Work ….. [Exact title to follow] Stephen Martin
19:00 – 20:15 Dinner
20:30 – 21:30 Q&A Session:. “There is no such thing as a stupid question” Colin Pavey

 

Saturday 16th September

08:00 – 09:00 Day visitor reception and registration
09:15 – 10:15 Lecture 3: Pheromones. “The chemical ecology of honey bees and how it is exploited by varroa” Stephen Martin
10:15 – 11:00 ·      Coffee / tea and Start Honey Show judging
11:00 – 12:00 Lecture 4: Pollen and Nutrition. ……………. [Exact title to follow] Bob Smith
12:10 – 13:10 Lecture 5: Swarm Control.  ……… “Reactive Swarm Control” Wally Shaw
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch
14:30 – 17:50 Three workshop sessions selected from the following
·      W1. Exams. ………. “Introduction to new BBKA exams”

·      W2. Disease Management. …….  [Exact title to follow]

·      W3. Apiary Hygiene. .  “How clean is your kit?”

·      W4. Colony environment.  …………… “DIY hive monitoring”

·      W5. Swarm control.  “Practical swarm control”

·      W6. Pollen reference slides…….. [Exact title to follow]

·      W7. Preparing for winter……….. [Exact title to follow]

Marin Anastassov

 

Colin Pavey

 

Liz Gardener

Nick Lambert

 

Wally Shaw

 

Bob Smith

 

Margaret Murdin

19:00 – 20:30 Gala Dinner
20:30 – 21:30 After-dinner lecture:

………… “Stray thoughts from an aspiring bee master”

 

Dave Maslen

 

Sunday 17th September

08:00 – 08:45 Residents hand back room keys and Day visitor reception and registration
08:30 – 09:00 Inter-denominational service
09:30 – 10:30 Lecture 6: Selection and Breeding. . [Exact title to follow] Jo Widdicombe
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee / tea
11:00 – 12:00 Lecture 7: Forensic pollen [Exact title to follow] Dr Michael Keith-Lucas
12:10 – 13:10 Lecture 8: Neonicotinoids…………….. [Exact title to follow] Margaret Murdin
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Honey Show results

Present Honey Cup

Draw raffle

Information on 2018 Conference

15:30 Depart

 

I hope to welcome you there

Best wishes

M J D Forster

Chairman M&SWCC planning committee fo the 2017 Conference

M: 07866 977359