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British Bee Veterinary Association Autumn Meeting

Kindly sponsored by Agria and Vitahealth

Wednesday 2nd October 2019 Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) 1 Roddinglaw Rd, Edinburgh, EH12 9FJ   9.30am Registration & coffee 10.00-16.00 – Lectures from leading researchers – notifiable diseases & pesticide investigations with Fiona Highet the Senior Entomologist at SASA – recent cases from lead Bee Inspector – discussion with Graeme Sharpe the […]

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BBVA Joint meeting with The Veterinary Invertebrate Society on 19th May 2018

BBVA Joint meeting with The Veterinary Invertebrate Society The reason for bringing the two societies together for the first time is to share our knowledge and identify common ground where the two organisations may benefit from each other. Prof Giles Budge from University of Newcastle has expertise in pathology, apiculture, molecular biology and crop protection. […]

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Asian Hornet: A major threat to honeybees and pollinators in the UK

This webinar by John Hill was provided via The Webinarvet in April 2018. The Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina, is a major predator of honeybees and other pollinators in the Far East including China, Malaysia and Japan . One queen was accidentally introduced to south west France in 2004. It has since rapidly spread all through […]

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Summer 2017 Meeting

Date: Friday 23rd June 2017 Venue: Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN19QG Lecture: “Neonicotinoid Insecticides – are they harming bee colonies in the field?” Professor Francis Ratnieks Workshop: “Breeding and Using Hygienic Bees.” Timetable: 10.30-11.00 Meet for Coffee and Tea. 11.00 -11.30 BBVA AGM 11.30- 12.30 Neonicotinoid lecture 13.-30- […]

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Friday 1st December 2017, Newcastle University

Please book asap to ensure a place as numbers are limited to 24. Lecture: Foulbrood: Past, Present and Future : Dr Giles Budge Followed by lectures from the lab run by Prof Geraldine Wright. The lab studies the behaviour, neurophysiology, and nutritional ecology of honeybees and bumblebees. Also studies how worker bees learn to identify […]

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Varroa Mite… The Honeybee’s Enemy

This webinar was provided via The Webinarvet on 9th November 2017 https://www.thewebinarvet.com/webinar/varroa-mite-the-honeybees-enemy The Varroa mite jumped species from the Eastern honeybee, Apis cerana, to the Western honeybee, Apis mellifera due to beekeepers bringing colonies close together. The new variant, Varroa destructor has spread round the world relentlessly except for Australia. The western honeybee has little […]

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The Remarkable World of the Honey Bee – Webinar provided via The Webinarvet

This webinar was held on 9th February 2017 https://www.thewebinarvet.com/webinar/the-remarkable-world-of-the-honey-bee The Remarkable World of the Honey Bee by John Hill describing the importance of honeybees as pollinators to the agricultural industry and some of the challenges they face. We will look at the natural history of the bee.  Knowledge of its life cycle is fundamental to […]

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Autumn 2016 Meeting

Autumn Meeting of the British Bee Veterinary Association on 12th October. This was e-hosted at E.H.Thorne (Beehives) Ltd., Rand, Market Rasen, LN8 5NJ and includes a tour of the factory. Our guest speaker for the day was Prof. Rose Cooper (Cardiff Metropolitan University). Rose is a microbiologist and an expert in wound healing, particularly the […]

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