The WBKA is delighted to host this webinar on The National Bee Improvement Programme. This has been set up by BIBBA to help reduce imports of bees into Britain and Ireland and to improve the quality of our native and local bees. BIBBA President Jo Widdicombe, will explain the origins of the programme, how it will work, and how beekeepers can get actively involved.
Born in Newtown, Powys, Jo grew up in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire before moving back to Wales and then to Cornwall where he has lived for over 40 years. He worked in agriculture (organic vegetable production and dairy) before returning to studies, graduating from Plymouth Polytechnic with a B.Sc.(Hons) in Environmental Science.
Jo has been a beekeeper for nearly 40 years and currently runs about 150 hives with the help of two assistants.
He was Secretary of Cornwall BKA for 9 years, Chair of the Southwest Group of the Bee Farmers Association for 2 years, and worked as a Seasonal Bee Inspector for 5 years.
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