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Autumn Conference 2017

17th November 2017 - 19th November 2017

Programme: The conference includes seven lectures spread at a leisurely pace from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime. The CABK Annual Dinner will be on the Saturday evening.

The venue is the Woodside Hotel in Kenilworth, and a variety of packages are available for those wishing to stay at the hotel for all or part of the conference.  Full details of these are on the booking form (below).

Rooms held by the hotel for CABK, but not yet booked, are now being released, so please book as soon as possible.

The speakers will include

  • Dr. Claire Carvell from the NERC Centre for Hydrology and Ecology, Wallingford who will talk about her research on habitat restoration for pollinators, and describe the new national monitoring programme they are setting up.
  • Dr. Martin Bencsik from Nottingham Trent University will give two talks, one describing his exciting work on the various communication signals within the hive and another discussing some of his latest unpublished work.
  • Michael-Thomas Ramsey from Nottingham Trent University on Monitoring the honey bee DVA signal.
  • Professor Steve Martin from Salford University is always a popular speaker with the CABK and he will give an update on his work on varroa and deformed wing virus (DWV).
  • Dr. Declan Schroeder from Plymouth Marine Biological Association has recently completed work, some jointly with Steve Martin, on DWV. The localisation of the viruses in various tissues was studied and he will describe the honeybee cell culture facility that has been set up.
  • Jessica Kevill from the University of Salford will talk on “Developing a UK DWV strain map: how hard can it be?

Download Information and Booking Form

Programme & Booking Form for Autumn Conference 2017




17th November 2017
19th November 2017


Pam Hunter
Fiona Matheson


Woodside Hotel
Glasshouse Lane
Kenilworth, CV8 2AL United Kingdom
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