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'
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
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.
Within this website you will find details on how to contact us, our forthcoming programme, future training, swarm control, newsletters.
Whatever your reason for visiting this website, we look forward to hearing from you.
If you are unsure then please view this information on how to identify a honeybee swarm.
If you are located in or around Saffron
Walden, Essex and confident that you have a swarm of honeybees and would like a beekeeper to remove them then please check the map for a local swarm collector or call 0773 184 3667.