Ancient Egyptian Beekeeping Webinar – Tueday 1st November

Next in our winter series of webinars we explore the fascinating world of bees and Egyptology with Professor Gene Kritsky. On Tuesday the 1st of November at 7.30pm, he will unravel the mysteries of ancient Egyptian beekeeping and discuss his book ‘The Tears of Re’.

Prof Kritsky is the dean of Behavioural and Natural Sciences and Professor of the Department of Biology at Mount St. Joseph University, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Entomology from the University of Illinois, as well as a B.A. in Biology from Indiana University. Professor Kritsky serves as editor of American Entomologist and has published several books and more than 100 papers on insect evolution, beekeeping history, Egyptology, and Charles Darwin.

Our webinars are free and open to all. So to book your place, please click on the image above or the link below

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Asian Hornet update!

Just a note to ‘bee vigilant’, Asian Hornets have been found in Essex and Jersey reports the highest number so far. These hornets hover outside beehives picking off individuals, biting off the heads and devouring the rest.

Hornets will be active for a few weeks yet, so if you find a nest report it asap! If the nest produces queen’s we can all look out.

Asian hornets are no more dangerous to humans than wasps. Their 4th abdominal segment is brown distinguishing them from the all yellow European hornet.

Peter Kirkup

Asian Hornet Co-ordinator

Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association

CANCELLED -Training events being held by Carmarthen and District Beekeeping Association

Two events are being held in Carmarthen at https://www.sabrainpubs.com/tafarntanerdy

The first speaker this autumn will be Ian Reader of Carmarthenshire County Council on Monday 10th October.
‘Selling honey and the Law’. Starts 7pm for 7.30pm – talk followed by Q&A session.
Content will be:
☆ Food labelling
☆ Food Composition
☆ Food hygiene
☆ Other consumer topics.

On Monday 24th October is Dr Andrew Lucas of the NRW talking on ‘Insectageddon’ – what we know, and what we can do’
Again 7 for 7.30pm, talk followed by Q&A session.