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.

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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.

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


Message from the WBKA

There is still time (up to the end of October) to submit items for the Winter edition of the Welsh Beekeeper magazine.  In particular you have until the end of the month to send in your photographs for the quarterly WBKA photo competition.  Your photos just have to be about beekeeping or honey bees and the best entry will win a really worthwhile prize.  Get your cameras out as bees are still flying and the sun comes out occasionally.

For the magazine why not send in any festive recipes you have that use honey, or ideas for Christmas gifts.  Have you found a new to you successful way to manage your bees this past season that you would like to share?  Anything amusing or different that has happened around your beekeeping this season?  Articles about bees and beekeeping are always welcome and if we have too many for the winter edition we always have the Spring one to populate.

E-mail – secretary@wbka.com