BSAVA Satellite Day Programme 24th March 2021


The Genetics of the Irish Honey Bee

Jack Hassett PhD  Limerick Institute of Technology

Ireland has one of the purest genetic populations of Black Bee in Europe and therefore a valuable asset for future bee breeding. Jack will describe how this was elucidated for his PhD research.



Biosecurity and Apiculture.

Nicolas Vidal-Naquet DVM   Paris

Nicolas is a small animal vet working in Paris. He is interested in all aspects of apiculture and has written an excellent textbook “Honeybee Veterinary Medicine”.  He has lectured widely in Europe and the US. His lecture will focus on how vets should approach biosecurity in the apiary.


12.00 noon

European Foulbrood

Dr Chris Palgrave BSc(Hons) BVM&S, PhD, FHEA, FRCPath, MRCVS

Chris was a senior lecturer in Pathology at Edinburgh, Bristol and Surrey Vet Schools and is now with Idexx Laboratories. He took up beekeeping as a hobby and has become very skilled at the craft and  markets his  honey under the “Three Hares” logo. His talk will centre on the scourge of the bacterial bee disease European Foulbrood.