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.”

10.30-11.00 Meet for Coffee and Tea.
11.00 -11.30 BBVA AGM
11.30- 12.30 Neonicotinoid lecture
13.-30- 17.00 Hygienic Bee Workshop

Cost: £40 for members, £50 for non-members. £20 of this sub will go towards the work of LASI. The numbers of are restricted to 20 so please book NOW to ensure a place.

Professor Ratnieks is the first professor of Apiculture in the UK and responsible for setting up LASI at Sussex University. This workshop will combine lectures with hands on activities. LASI has been undertaking research and successfully breeding Hygienic bees for aiding Varroa control. We will also be treated to a lecture on Neonicotinoids which is topical as there will be a review on their use on certain flowering crops in the EU following a three year ban.