Next Webinar!

On Wednesday the 7th of December at 7.30pm we welcome back a familiar face to many Scottish beekeepers, Professor Jamie Ellis, who shall be discussing how to Recognise and Address Queen Events.

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Jamie Ellis is the Gahan Endowed Professor of Entomology in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida. At the University, he has
responsibilities in extension, instruction and research related to honey bees. Dr. Ellis and his team conduct research projects in the fields of honey bee husbandry,
conservation and ecology, and integrated crop pollination. He created the University, South Florida and Caribbean Bee Colleges, and the University’s Master Beekeeper
Program. As an instructor, Dr. Ellis supervises Ph.D. and Masters’ students


Webinar – Honey Bee Anatomy by Bob Smith on November 24th at 7:30pm

Honey Bee Anatomy – Bob Smith NDB

Join us for a webinar on Nov 24, 2022 at 7:30 PM GMT.

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The Honey Bee is an insect. Seems obvious but the Insect Kingdom is the most abundant group of animals on the planet with huge variations in their life-cycles, diets, preferred habitats and ways of moving. This talk will explore some of the adaptations that allow the honey bee to thrive by looking at the anatomy of the bee, from antennae to sting, and relating the form to function. We will look at the external features but also at some of the common dissections that can be performed to allow some understanding of the internal workings of the bee.

Bob has been keeping bees since the late 70’s, currently managing 10 colonies in 14×12 WBC’s in North Kent. He was a Seasonal Bee Inspector for 6 years, is a holder of the NDB and has served on several Government panels concerning bees and pollination. He has been involved in providing training opportunities for “Improver” beekeepers in Kent through both theoretical and practical handling courses.

Bob’s scientific training as an analytical chemist impacts his whole approach to beekeeping; experimentation and record-keeping are fundamental to chemistry and beekeeping!

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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.

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The National Honey Show webinar on September 15th with Bob Maurer

Join us for a webinar on Sep 15, 2022 at 7:30 PM BST.

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The National Honey Show is held over 3 days in October at Sandown Park Racecourse. It is the UK’s premier honey show with International Classes, Lectures and Workshops. Bob will give a brief history of this prestigious show as it approaches its centenary, with some tales from behind the scenes.

Bob has been a beekeeper for over 20 years. He has an interest in microscopy and has written a book about simple microscopy for beekeepers. He is a Master Beekeeper and currently Chair of Surrey Beekeepers Association and Chair of BeeCraft Magazine.

Bob has been Chair of the National Honey Show since 2013, although he has worked on the show for most of his time as a beekeeper. He is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers (a sponsor of the National Honey Show).

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