Conference 2018 Programme “Improve Your Bees and Beekeeping”

Conference 2018 Programme “Improve Your Bees and Beekeeping”

 Programme

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Thursday 6 Sept

6.30 Dinner

7.30    Opening presentation with remarks by BIBBA President

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Room 1:        Jim Ryan: “The History of Beekeeping in Ireland”

Friday 7 Sept

10.00 – 11.00 Presentations

Room 1:        Michael Collier: “Large Scale Queen Rearing”

Room 2:        Andrew Abrahams: “Another way to predict Swarming?”

Room 3:        Anne Rowberry: “Honey Bees; Foraging and Feeding”

Workshop:    Bee Inspectors: “Bee Health” 1

Workshop:    Jim Pearson: “External view of the honey bee” 2

11.00 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.30 Presentations

Room 1:        Tony Jefferson: “Never waste a queen cell”

Room 2:       Gavin Ramsay: “Communication in Honey Bees”

Room 3:        Pete Sutcliffe: “Beekeeping kit you don’t need”

Workshop:    Bee Inspectors: “Bee Health” 1

Workshop:    Jim Pearson: “External view of the honey bee” 2

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 2.30 Presentations

Room 1:        Per Kryger: “The kind of bees beekeepers think they have, and the reality”

Room 2:        John Donoghue “The Importance of Good Spring Management”

Room 3:        Colin Pavey: “That looks different, what is it? How serious and what can I do?”

Seminar:       Nick Bentham-Green: “BIBBA, Aims and Aspirations”

2.30 – 2.45 Changeover

2.45 – 3.45 Presentations

Room 1:        Jim Pearson: “The Use and Maintenance of Apideas and Other Mini-nucs”

Room 2:        Willie Robson: “Marketing Hive Products”

Room 3:        Steve Rose: “A Personal View of Swarm Prevention”

Workshop:    Bee Inspectors: “Bee Health” 2

3.45 – 4.30 Break

4.30 – 5.30 Presentations

Room 1:        Mike Saunders: “Problems and solutions related to evaluation and selection of breeder queens in a bee improvement programme”

Room 2:        Andrew Abrahams: “Supersedure a Darwinian alternative to Swarming”

Room 3:        Graham Kingham: “Fat bees, thin bees. Reflections on a good diet”

Workshop:    Bee Inspectors: “Bee Health” 2

Seminar:       Tony Jefferson: “Queen mating in simple 3 compartment, 3 frame nucs”

6.30 Dinner

8.00 Presentation

Room 1:        Kevin Williams: “The History of Beekeeping in Wales”

 

Saturday 8 Sept

9.30 – 10.30 Presentations

Room 1:        Gavin Ramsay: “DNA Methods For Honey Bee Breeding: Where Are We Now?”

Room 2:        Jim Pearson: “Variations on Demaree – more than just for swarm control”

Room 3:        Daisy: “General Anatomy – Do bees really smell through their legs?”

Workshop:    Michael Collier: “An Introduction to Instrumental Insemination” 1

10.30 – 11.15 Break

11.15 – 12.15 Presentations

Room 1:        Roger Patterson: “Small Scale Queen Rearing”          

Room 2:        Tony Jefferson: “Heather Honey Production”

Room 3:        Malcolm Blake: “Bees need Beespace but how is it provided?”

Workshop:    Michael Collier: “An Introduction to Instrumental Insemination” 1

12.15 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 2.30 Presentations

Room 1:        Andrew Abrahams: “Overwintering mini-nucs”

Room 2:        Willie Robson: “Working Bees For Comb Honey”

Room 3:        Peter Jenkins: “The KISS Approach”

2.30 – 2.45 Changeover

2.45 – 3.45 Presentations

Room 1:        Grace Mc Cormack: “Ireland: A significant reservoir for Apis mellifera mellifera both managed and wild”

Room 2:        Jess Kevill: “The Role of Resistance to Varroa destructor and Deformed Wing Virus in European Honey Bees”

Room 3:        Lynfa Davies: “Comb – how and why bees make it and how to manage it”

Workshop:    Graham Kingham: “Pollen Under the Microscope” 2

Workshop:    Michael Collier: “An Introduction to Instrumental Insemination” 2

Workshop:    Jim Pearson: “Internal view of the honey bee” 2

3.45 – 4.30 Break

4.30 – 5.30 Presentations

Room 1:        Per Kryger : “New tools for the breeding of honey bees”

Room 2:        John Chambers: “The use of honey in the management of skin wounds”

Room 3:        Jim Ryan: “Beekeeping without too many mistakes, How I manage my bees and why”

Workshop:    Graham Kingham: “Pollen Under the Microscope” 2

Workshop:    Michael Collier: “An Introduction to Instrumental Insemination” 2

Workshop:    Jim Pearson: “Internal view of the honey bee” 2

7.30 Conference Dinner

 

Sunday 9 Sept

9.30 – 10.30 Presentations

Room 1:        Per Kryger: “Mating stations in honey bees, a necessity for conservation and breeding”

Room 2:        Willie Robson: “Siting Colonies Especially for Winter”

Room 3:        Roger Patterson:     “Keep Control of Your Colony Numbers”

Workshop:    Graham Kingham: “Pollen Under the Microscope” 1

Workshop:    Jim Pearson: “External view of the honey bee” 1

10.30 – 11.15 Break

11.15 – 12.15 Presentations

Room 1:        John Chambers: “Basic honey bee genetics for beekeepers”

Room 2:        John Donoghue “Bringing Nucs Through the Winter”

Room 3:        Lynfa Davies: “The mystery of mating”

Workshop:    Graham Kingham: “Pollen Under the Microscope” 1

12.15 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 2.30 Presentations

Room 1:        Dorian Pritchard: “Geordie Bees Bite the Mite”

Room 2:        Paul Cross: “Long distance drone tracking of key pollinators in agricultural and natural landscapes: Achieving sustainable use of natural resources”

Room 3:        Margaret Murdin: “Becoming a proficient Beekeeper”

2.30 – 2.45 Changeover

2.45 – 3.45 Presentations

Room 1:        Jo Widdicombe: “Improving bees – what works for me”

Room 2:        Clive Hudson:          “Has Varroa Lost its Sting? – My Experience of Treatment Free Beekeeping”

Room 3:        Brian P. Dennis:       “Winter through to Spring”

Workshop:    Jim Pearson: “Internal view of the honey bee” 1

3.45 – 4.30 Break

4.30 – 5.30 Presentations

Room 1:        Gavin Ramsay: “Identifying Dark Native Honey Bees”

Room 2:        John Donoghue: “Managing Bees For the Honey Crop”

Room 3:        Daisy: “The Rise and Fall of the colony throughout the year”

Workshop:    Jim Pearson: “Internal view of the honey bee” 1

5.30 Room 1:            Closing remarks from BIBBA President.

6.30 Dinner

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