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Social Evening 2022 – an Evening with Grace McCormack

27th October 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST

The CABK 2022 Social Evening will take place on Thursday 27th October in the Solario Suite, Sandown Park, during the National Honey Show.  There will be food and drinks and an opportunity to enjoy a more relaxed evening in the company of one of the keynote speakers at the NHS, Prof. Grace McCormack from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI).

Tickets for this event are £20 from this website, until Wednesday 26th October; on-the-day tickets will be available from the CABK Stand at the NHS, priced £25

Grace McCormack

Grace will be in conversation with the CABK President, Prof. Robert Pickard and there will certainly be opportunities to put your questions to her as well.

Grace McCormack is a Professor in Zoology at NUI Galway. Her interests lie in evolutionary biology and particularly in using molecular data to understand how organisms are related to each other and the impacts this may have on conservation and on the evolution of organismal traits. The interaction between animals and their parasites/pathogens over evolutionary time is also of interest as is the use of this information in applied science such as biodiscovery (marine sponges) and apiculture (bees). Grace started beekeeping to better understand the species she is now studying, and the University apiary managed by her has 12-15 colonies.

During the National Honey Show she will be presenting two talks which have arisen from the interests mentioned above.

  • “Insights on beekeeping from wild honey bees”
  • “Protecting honey bees on the island of Ireland: our journey from discovery to legislation”

There will be much to enjoy and to learn and perhaps have our assumptions challenged?


27th October 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST


Sandown Park Race Course


Sue Carter