2019 EBKA Annual Conference. 
The Changing Face of Beekeeping.
Sunday 20th October.

Venue - Felsted School, Felsted, Great Dunmow, CM6 3LL 

Speakers -

Will Messenger: An aspect of the history of beekeeping.

Ged Marshall: A year in the life of a professional beekeeper.

Dr Jonas Geldman: Does conserving honeybees help wildlife?

Professor Steve Martin: Our search to understand long term Varroa tolerance.


Ticket booking is done via Eventbright website. If you experience any issues then please contact Tony Yeates on 01799550643.

The Changing Face of Beekeeping

Programme for the day -

09.00 Registration, coffee/tea pastries

09.45 Welcome, notices, fire drill

10.00 Will Messenger, talk plus discussion - 'An aspect of the history of beekeeping'

10.30 Jonas Geldmann, talk plus discussion - 'Does conserving honeybees help wildlife?'

11.15 Coffee/tea left over pastries and biscuits

11.45 Steve Martin, talk plus discussion - 'Our search to understand long term Varroa tolerance'

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Ged Marshall, talk plus discussion - 'A year in the life of a professional beekeeper'

15.00 Tea and biscuits 

15.20 County session, prizes, certificates. Raffle prizes announced and collected. Intro to next year's conference

More Information in the Conference flyer



The division actively encourages new beekeepers and provides comprehensive advice and training, along with the support of many experienced beekeepers via a mentoring system.

For experienced beekeepers, the Saffron Walden Division provides mutual support, updates on techniques, access to equipment and on-going training opportunities.

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