The roles of Winter and Summer bees

The roles of Winter and Summer bees

This talk looks at the functional and physiological differences between the worker honey bee that lives a brief life in the Summer, and her sister who survives throughout the Winter to start the colony into action the following year. It focuses on the importance of these Winter bees and the effect that disease and nutrition has on their ability to survive.


10 Nov 2020


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm




Federation Of Irish Beekeepers' Associations (FIBKA)


  • Celia Davis
    Celia Davis
    National 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.

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