South Devon Beekeepers’ Convention
to be held at
The Ariel Centre
Ashburton Road, Totnes TQ9 5JX
Sunday 3 November 2019
Tickets: Adults £16.50
(after 20th October 2019 £20-00)
Under-18s and Full-time Students Free
Pasty Lunch @ £3.50 per person
Steak, Pork, Cheddar & Onion, or Roast Veg
(must be booked in advance)
|Adult ticket £16.50|
|Steak Pasty £3.50||Classic hand-crimped pasty made with British beef skirt, fresh onion, swede and potato, in a traditional lard shortcrust pastry|
|Pork Pasty £3.50||Diced local pork, steeped in Devon scrumpy, with chunks of potato, swede, onion and apple and sprinkling of herbs, hand-crimped in thin shortcrust pastry.|
|Cheddar & Onion Pasty £3.50||Filled with a strong West Country cheddar and wrapped in a hand-crimped buttery shortcrust pastry|
|Roast Veg Pasty £3.50|| Roasted butternut squash, sweet potato, red onion, potato and a touch of herbs wrapped in a buttery pastry and hand-crimped.|
All enquiries and payments by cheque made out to Devon Beekeepers (Convention) to:
Celia Davis is the widely-respected author of The Honey Bee Inside Out and The Honey Bee Around and About. She has a degree in agriculture and has been ‘fascinated by insects’ since childhood. She has kept bees for nearly 40 years and gained her NDB in 1996. She enjoys lecturing to various groups, is a tutor for the BBKA correspondence course and continues to teach beekeeping at all levels
Francis Ratnieks is the only Professor of Apiculture in the UK and heads the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) at the University of Sussex. He has had considerable practical experience with honey bees having kept them in several countries and once owned up to 180 bee hives while living in California. He is involved with outreach/extension to beekeepers and others, and with undergraduate teaching and the supervision of graduate students
Dr Gerry Brierley is an ‘Accidental Apitherapist’ and beekeeper who after an encounter with blood sucking ticks in the Surrey Hills contracted near fatal forms of tick-borne infections including Lyme Disease. Gerry will share her personal survival story along with supporting scientific evidence of how using bee venom has saved her life and many thousands of others including man’s best friend. Gerry will also share her research on the medicinal properties of honey, apilarnil, pollen, bee bread, royal jelly and propolis. Gerry is the author of the children’s book. The Secrets of Hope the Honey Bee https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secrets-Hope-Honey-Bee/dp/1916055303/
|0900||Registration and trade stands|
|0945||Welcome and opening address|
The Accidental Apitherapist
Gerry opens up the natural pharmacy of the alchemists at the bottom of your garden to discuss the diversity of hive products for general health and healing. She will share her story of how using bee venom has saved her life.
|1100||Morning break and trade stands|
Policing and Conflict Resolution in Honey Bee Colonies
All worker honey bees have ovaries, but only 0.1% to 0.01% lay eggs. Worker policing is prevalent in most honey bee colonies: worker bees eat or remove eggs that have been laid by other workers rather than the queen.
|1245||Lunch and trade stands|
|1400||Mr Bee -The life of the drone bee.
|1500||Raffle and break|
Bee Plants and the Environment
Interactions between bees and flowering plants and the importance of this to the environment as a whole.
|1630||Farewells and Depart|
Directions to The Ariel Centre, Ashburton Road, Totnes TQ9 5JX:
The Ariel Centre is on the King Edward VI College campus in Totnes. The entrance is just before the blue footbridge as you enter Totnes from Exeter on the A385.
It is five minutes’ walk from the mainline railway station. There is ample parking.
View map online: http://goo.gl/maps/VT59g