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.
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.