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presentation by Martin Hann and Clare Densley, Buckfast Beekeepers Association
‘For everything which is written down about bees there are exceptions where the bees seem to ignore what they are supposed to do and do something weird to confuse you. Bees are now devious though and there is often a reason for the seemingly aberrant behaviour. An insight into the complexities of the super-organism logic even when it is difficult to Fathom!
This workshop will provide guidance and practical activities to help to keep you and others safe when beekeeping and offer a forum to plan management of apiary meetings safely.
Julia is a Seasonal Bee Inspector, a First Aider and retired GP. Her combined experience of beekeeping, many visits to different apiaries and her medical knowledge will ensure that this course provides health and safety advice which is particularly relevant for beekeepers.
The session will take place in the school hall where participants will be able to use the PE mats to provide comfort for the exercises that involve lying down.
Due to the size of the hall and the number of mats available, places will be limited. To avoid disappointment please reserve your place asap but by 17th February at the latest.
This course is available to all members of Cumbria Beekeepers Association.
Margaret will confirm that a place has been reserved for you. The payment to Penrith Beekeepers Association will then be due. You will be provided with the BACs details or where to send your cheque. Further details about the session will also be supplied.
Cancellation: Unless PBKA cancels this course, refunds for cancelled places cannot be made after 17th February
Penrith Beekeepers Association AGM
Followed by a presentation by Stephen Hewitt:
Hoverflies in Cumbria
There are some 280 species of hoverfly in the UK. They are important pollinators as well as providing other ecological services. Many of them have predatory larvae, which are valuable in pest control. Hoverflies are often brightly coloured attractive insects and several are also good mimics of bees and wasps. This presentation will provide an introduction to the family and explore some of the various life histories adopted by different species.