We will be holding a “Web-Vention” on the morning of Saturday 14 November that includes many of the features that you would expect at a normal convention … but in your own home.
We welcome all beekeepers, from Hampshire and beyond.
Celia Davis and Bob Smith, well-known and renowned speakers, will share their knowledge with us.
You can also expect a few of the other features you would normally find at a convention.
Bob SmithChairman of The Central Association of Bee-Keepers
Bob has been keeping bees since the late 70s, and is currently managing 12 colonies in 14×12 WBCs, in four quite different apiaries. He was a Seasonal Bee Inspector for six years, is a holder of the NDB and the person with responsibility for education and training within the Medway Beekeepers Association. He is currently chairman of the Central Association of Bee-Keepers (CABK).
Bob’s scientific training as an analytical chemist and his time as a Seasonal Bee Inspector impacts his approach to disease and beekeeping.
Celia DavisNational Diploma in Beekeeping
Celia has a Degree in Agriculture, was a biology teacher and lecturer and began keeping bees in 1980. She passed all the BBKA beekeeping examinations, winning both the Robert Hammond Award and the Wax Chandlers’ Prize, before gaining her NDB in 1994. She has taught beekeeping since 1992 to a range of students from Basic level up to Advanced, has been a tutor on the BBKA Correspondence Course for many years and is an examiner at all levels up to, and including, NDB. She served for six years on the BBKA Examinations Board.
She has written many articles for various publications over the years and has authored two books: The Honey Bee Inside Out and The Honey Bee Around and About, now both in their second editions.
Celia managed fourteen hives for many years but has now reduced to six.
She lectures to many beekeeping groups throughout the British Isles and Ireland.