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2023-2024 Winter Talks

Please see the below list to confirm, time, date, location, speaker and topic of the talk.

7.30pm Tuesday 26 September 2023

Mark Millard will give a talk entitled "Overwintering your bees"

Mark is Chair of our association as well as Chair of The Yorkshire Beekeepers Association. Mark holds the BBKA General Husbandry & Microscopy qualifications as well as being a Basic & Bee Health Assessor for the BBKA.

7.30pm Tuesday 31 October 2023

Wakefield & Pontefract Beekeepers AGM & Honey Show Prize Awards

7.30pm Tuesday 28 November 2023

Varroa management: a practical guide on how to manage Varroa mites in honey bee colonies

Dr Kirsty Stainton has worked as an Insect Research Scientist since completing her Ph.D. in 2008 at Oxford University. Her background includes cellular and molecular biology, virology and novel techniques for insect control. Kirsty’s previous work includes creating transgenic technologies for SIT programs against agricultural pests. Kirsty’s current work involves research into antivirals against the bee viruses DWV and CBPV.

7.30pm Tuesday 30 January 2024

A Quiz Night put together by Mark Bucky, the Association Education Officer

7.30pm Tuesday 27 February 2024

A video and chat about Swarms & Swarming

7.30pm Tuesday 26 March 2024

A talk on "Queen cells on all types" from guest speaker Gerry Collins. 

This follows on from the Video on swarms & Swarming night the previous month. 

Gerry will discuss different types of Queen cells that are found in the hive 


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