Tuesday 21st April 2015 “Solitary Bees: Biodiversity and Evolution” Dr David Perkins. David has supplied the scientific underpinning for activities at Roots and Shoots, Lambeth, for many years. His outstanding photography of the insect life at the Walnut Tree Walk site is well known, and will feature in David’s soon available book, published by the International Bee Research Association. Expect an in depth review of those non-social cousins of Apis mellifera, their evolutionary development, and their place in the London environment.
Bromley 2015 Course for Beekeeper Beginners Bromley Beekeepers, a branch of Kent Beekeepers Association, will be running another course for those interested in beekeeping. The course starts on Thursday 23rd April 2015, and runs for ten consecutive weeks till 25th June 2015.
Beekeeping Course 2015 Beginners beekeeping course @ The Beeches, High Elms, Downe, Kent. Starting on Saturday 21st February 2015. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Dr Mark Greco Lecture Saturday 4th October 2014 Dr Mark Greco is a researcher at Bath University, who uses “Diagnostic Radio-entomology” to study bees and bee colonies without damaging them. Some of his findings are quite startling and the ‘’Xray’’ images he produces – for example, of bee cluster behaviour in winter – are literally illuminating. Whilst his research grant at Bath expires at the end of September and he is off to Australia shortly thereafter, he has agreed to come and give a talk about his work to a joint meeting of Orpington and Sidcup BKAs.
Bromley Beekeepers and Orpington Beekeepers Honey Show 2014 The Bromley and Orpington Beekeepers are holding their annual honey show on Saturday 20th September at Emmanuel Church, The Grove, West Wickham, BR4 9JS. The show opens to the public at 10am and admission is free. As well as candle making, a raffle, home made refreshments and honey tasting this year the beekeepers are staging two free talks for would-be beekeepers and bumblebee lovers. The talks last for an hour and take place at 11.00am and 2.30pm, all are welcome.