Following on from the success of her Christmas and Half-Term Lectures, Margaret Murdin, Past President of the BBKA, will be delivering a talk on Genetics for all beekeeper levels.

Genetics – A talk by Margaret Murdin, Past President of the BBKA, Tuesday 16th March 2021, 7.00pm

A talk by Margaret Murdin which will explain genetics very simply. It will start with human genetics and move on to honey bees. We will look at why the queen needs to mate many times, diploid drones, patrilines and worker policing.

Margaret is a Master Beekeeper, holds the National Diploma in Beekeeping and is a Past President of the BBKA but describes herself as an ordinary, practical beekeeper, currently with twenty colonies across three apiaries. Margaret began as a member of Ormskirk and Croston Branch in Lancashire where she learnt her beekeeping over the years before moving to North Oxfordshire.

Margaret’s background is in education, so she is naturally interested in furthering the education and training opportunities available to our BBKA members. ‘We have a duty to our bees and to the public to be as good as we can as beekeepers. We all need to update our skills from time to time and to learn about how to deal with new threats and diseases’. So, Margaret actively encourages members to keep up-to-date with training and take the Basic Assessment if they have not already done so.


{Please note in order to attend you will need to register via the Zoom registration link you will receive in your email once you have ‘checked out’ at the shop}. Link to register is as follows:

These talks are free but we would welcome a donation to one of our appeals

Save the Bees or Apiary and Education



16 Mar 2021


7:00 pm

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