2015 DBKA Celebrity Lecture
Tuesday, 14th April
Hannah’s at Seale-
REGISTER FOR eTICKETS by email with Kathy Lovegrove:
Reception from 6.30 to meet our guest
and members from around the county.
Cost: £5 payable on arrival.
(Tea /coffee included.)
Professor Keith Delaplane MBE (Hon)
University of Atlanta,
Keith Delaplane is life-
"Biological clues for good bee management".
Unlike other agricultural animals, the modern honey bee occupies an ambiguous niche between "domesticated animal" and "wild animal." The history of agriculture has been one of increasing productivity of plants and animals far beyond levels required for their own reproduction. Much of what we do in beekeeping is, in fact, solidly in this camp, including things like breeding bees for productivity, swarm management, colony equalizing, and migratory honey production. But recent honey bee declines suggest that we may be pushing the limits of honey bee productivity. Perhaps we need to pay renewed attention to the "honey bee as wild animal" paradigm. How can beekeepers partner with honey bee biology to improve bee health while maintaining reasonable levels of production?
Draft amendments to DBKA's Constitution.
It is important that all members read and consider these proposed amendments to the Constitution.
If you would like to contact someone in your area about a swarm of honey bees then please click on this button and select one in your area