Scottish Native Honey Bee Society

ADBKA members interested in our native honey bee, Apis mellifera mellifera, may be interested in attending the Scottish Native Honey Bee Society’s annual meeting at Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross on Saturday 17 March 2018 at 10:00-16:00.

Scottish Native Honey Bee Society

Annual Meeting – Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross
Saturday 17 March 2018 at 10:00-16:00

Speakers:

Per Kryger, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Per is a Danish scientist working in the SMARTBEES and other projects.  He will give us an update on progress exploring genetic variation in honey bees and on the tools becoming available for breeders.

Jon Getty, Native Irish Honey Bee Society.

Jon is secretary of the Belfast Beekeepers Association and the webmaster of NIHBS.  He will share his extensive knowledge of queen rearing and the use of mini-nuclei.

Ian Lennox, Coordinator of the new project on assessing the status of native honey bees in Scotland.

Ian will report on the activities of a newly formed group to support this project and on the progress expected in 2018.

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Business meeting:

Report from the Chair on SNHBS activities since the launch and a look ahead to 2018 and beyond.

Financial report; Members’ forum; Changes to the Constitution; Election of the new board.

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The meeting is open to members.  Anyone interested can join the society using the form on the Membership page.

A buffet lunch will be available at £7.50 for people registering their interest by 10 March via Eventbrite – here.

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