Webinar on Colony Nutrition

Colony Nutrition – Pete Sutcliffe

Join us for a webinar on Jan 20, 2022 at 7:30 PM GMT.

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We have a huge network of supermarkets and supply chains, but the poor honeybee relies on (apart from water) just two relatively simple natural products – nectar – a variable solution of sugars – and pollen – a very variable, sometimes poor, source of protein. Like us, they need a variety of vitamins and minerals to remain healthy. With such apparently poor beginnings, how do they manage to produce the miracle food that is Royal Jelly?

This talk takes you through the various processes involved in providing the colony with a healthy diet and looks at the lessons for the beekeeper.

Pete has kept bees for over thirty years and he and his wife keep an average of 20 colonies on various sites in the Dane Valley in Cheshire. He is a Master Beekeeper, has been a member of the BBKA Examinations Board, a BBKA Trustee, and chair of the BBKA’s Education and Husbandry Committee. He is a Correspondence Course Tutor, a Basic and General Husbandry Assessor, and has set and marked BBKA examinations.

Pete is active in Cheshire BKA – currently as Chairperson, Education Secretary and Archivist. Pre Covid he was involved in various county-wide initiatives on selective queen-rearing.

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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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