Webinar on Cosmetics – Thursday 2nd December

A look at the regulations around cosmetic products – Andy Bullen

Join us for a webinar on Dec 02, 2021 at 7:30 PM GMT.

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Andy has been a beekeeper for two years. Working for a company writing CPSRs (Cosmetic Product Safety Reports), SDSs (Safety Data Sheets) and compiling PIFs (Product Information Files), he began writing monthly articles for BBKA about the cosmetic regulations. With the help of his wife, Andy then set up a company, initially to help small scale beekeepers wishing to produce cosmetic products, to become compliant in a more cost effective way.

Andy’s talk will focus on the changes to the cosmetic regulations since Brexit, and will be followed by a question and answer session. It will be of interest to beekeepers who have, or are considering, producing cosmetic products using their own hive products.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Presidents’ Q&A Panel – Wednesday 1st December

Our next online session is on Wednesday the 1st of December, where we are delighted to welcome the following presidents of national beekeeping associations. They will be discussing beekeeping in the UK and Ireland.
Phil McAnespie – Scottish Beekeepers’ Association
Ann Rowberry – British Beekeepers’ Association
John Bowles – Welsh Beekeepers’ Association
John Hill – Ulster Beekeepers’ Association
Paul O’Brien – Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Association

To register for this free, informative event, please visit
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2939875705274625808
Your questions for this panel are most welcome, so please email these as soon as possible to ensure your question is asked on the night. Please email our ICT Manager ict@scottishbeekeepers.org.uk

NDB Bee Behaviour Course

The National Diploma in Beekeeping (NDB) are running a 2 day Bee Behaviour course in Wrexham on the weekend of 19 & 20 February 2022. It will be delivered by Marin Anastasov and Lynfa Davies, both NDBs. Details may be found in the Eventbrite link below. WBKA encourages any of its members interested in this topic to consider enrolling for the course, and will support those who do enrol by reimbursing 25% of their course fee after they complete it. Please note that the NDB Short Courses are aimed at those beekeepers with some experience of the craft, not beginners or novices. The organisers will provide guidance to applicants as to the appropriateness of the course to their stage of beekeeping.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/honey-bee-behaviour-north-wales-tickets-201575055417

WBKA Webinar – Colonsay’s Native Honey Bee Reserve – 11th November 2021

Colonsay’s Native Honey Bee Reserve – Ann Chilcott, Scottish Expert Beemaster

Join us for a webinar on Nov 11, 2021 at 7:30 PM GMT.

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Ann will speak about her visit to Andrew Abrahams’ native bee reserve and you will hear about beekeeping on a marginal island off the west coast of Scotland where conditions are challenging. You will also enjoy stunning scenery from the comfort of your armchairs and sofas.

Ann is a retired public health nurse with a diploma in nurse education. She has been keeping bees for 17 years in the Scottish Highlands and holds the Scottish Expert Beemaster certificate and an HNC in Countryside Management. Ann combines these skills in her self-appointed, mostly voluntary, role of honey bee health champion and beekeeping educator. She takes every opportunity to learn from other beekeepers and has travelled widely visiting beekeepers and giving presentations overseas. Her favourite part of beekeeping is engaging with children and, over the summer, many visit her apiary and observation hive: she is known locally as The Bee Lady.

Ann writes for various beekeeping magazines and her weekly blog on www.beelistener.co.uk is currently read in over 100 countries.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Another way to register is to use the link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3904554223735312653

 

Microscopy course

The National Diploma in Beekeeping (NDB) are running a 2 day Microscopy course in Cirencester on the weekend of 11 & 12 December. It will be delivered by Marin Anastasov and Lynfa Davies, both NDBs. Details may be found in the Eventbrite link below. WBKA encourages any of its members interested in this topic to consider enrolling for the course, and will support those who do enrol by reimbursing 25% of their course fee after they complete it.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/microscopy-for-beekeepers-cirencester-tickets-201528104987