Somerset Lecture Day

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Apr 12, 2011
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Somerset Beekeepers Lecture Day,

It's been a long wait and we're very much looking forward to coming together face-to-face and getting immersed in all things honey bee!

Saturday, 11 February, 2023

• The Canalside, Marsh Lane, Bridgwater TA6 6LQ

• Tickets and more information are available on Eventbrite Somerset BKA Lecture Day 2023

We've put together a programme* of speakers, workshops and a trade hall all in a spacious, air-conditioned conference centre with ample parking and refreshments.


• Vertical Swarm Control & Simple Queen Raising: Dan Basterfield

• Food Safety Law and how it applies to beekeepers: Andy Pedley

• Research into the Somerset strain of European foul brood: Hollie Pufal

Workshops - choose one workshop in the morning and one in the afternoon.

• Becoming a b ee detective: Simon Jones

• Introduction to microscopy: The external anatomy of a bee: Bridget Knutson

• Towards treatment-free beekeeping: Alan and Tricia Nelson

• Honey ferments: Angie Kirk

Trade hall:

• David Pearce beekeeping equipment - make sure you're ready for the coming season!

• Northern Bee Books - the largest beekeeper book stockist

• T he Bee Shop - specialising in great value bee suits

• Eezeebeevac - catch those swarms with a portable bee vacuum!

• Asian hornet awareness with local AHATs

• Honey Authenticity Network UK (HAN UK)

Plus a great raffle with heaps of beekeeping prizes and there's sure to be lots of bee chat!

Cost £8.00 to include two cups of tea/coffee during the day.
Really excellent venue and I certainly enjoyed the day. Close to M5 junction and good free car parking. Excellent sound system and visuals which worked first time in the main hall and the side rooms for the workshops! I believe it is booked again for next year. Lunches were available for pre-booking so all good and everyone happy.