Speakers Day 2022

Saturday October 22nd Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall 09:30 – 15:30


09:30 – 09:45 Arrival, Coffee 

09:45 – 10:00 Introduction

10:00 - 11:00 Chris Park

Chris is a familiar figure at UK beekeeping gatherings in recent years, his lectures on historical beekeeping and his skep-making workshops proving ever popular.

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:15 Michael Collier

Michael is a leading authority on the subject of bee insemination. with 20 years experience to complement extensive conventional queen rearing and wider beekeeping activities

12:15 - 12:45 Lunch 

12:45 – 13:45 Dr. Laura Jones   

Investigating pollinator foraging at the National Botanic Garden of Wales using DNA metabarcoding.

Dr. Jones is an experienced researcher with a PhD focused on foraging preferences of honeybees and has an interest in the conservation of plants and pollinators and examining the interactions between them.

13:45 – 14:00 Break

14:00 – 15:00 Erika White.

Erika works closely with Michael Collier, her love of photography led her to become a beekeeper.

15:00 – 15:30 Wrap up and close 

WVBKA Members: Free, Visitors £3.00

Bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee and cake will be provided.