Kenilworth Weekend 2015

Stratford070007The Central Association of Bee-Keepers
Bringing Science to the Beekeeper

Kenilworth Weekend 2015

Venue: Woodside Hotel, Kenilworth CV8 2AL
Date: November 20th to 22nd

Come and hear the up to date science from the scientists! Our meetings are well known for providing an excellent opportunity to mix with the speakers in a relaxed atmosphere.

Speakers include –
Dr Ian Stell – Ian will give an illustrated detailed account of bee anatomy
Dr Jo Woodgate – Queen Mary College, University of London. Jo will present new work on the use of harmonic radar tracking to see how bumble bees forage.
Dr Mike Garratt – Centre for Agri-environmental Research, Reading. Mike will discuss his work on sustainable pollination of various crops, including apples. Does a lack of pollinators limit agricultural production?
Dr Alison Haughton – Rothamsted Research. Alison will discuss nutritional resources provided by varieties of oilseed rape.
Dr Gregory Sutton – Bristol University. Greg will present his intriguing work on the electric fields produced by flowers and how they interact with bumble bees.
Raquel de Sousa – Newcastle University. Raquel will talk about mineral salt preferences in honey bees and whether they can act as micronutrients or cues for attracting or repelling.

In addition there will be a showing of films from the archives (c1952) , including Colin Butler’s original research on ‘queen substance’ at Rothamsted, Dade doing dissection of bees and Manley moving colonies to the heather.

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