KBKA : help in research & Spring Convention

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Researcher Request : Pollinating Insects
We received this request to assist in researching pollinating insects, should you be interested.

Are you interested in helping to save important flower visiting insects all from the comfort of your garden? My name is Morgan Morrison, and I am a PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. I work on pollinator conservation and citizen intervention.

I am looking for participants for my citizen science study ‘Optimow’. As members of a beekeepers association, your interests and existing knowledge could be great participants for my study. My research is looking to explore the best way you can mow your lawn to make your gardens a better place for important pollinating insects. The study would only take 15-20 minutes a week, all from your garden in May.

If interested in taking part sign up using the following link to the google form for more details and to register interest


Any questions don’t hesitate to drop me an email.
Thanks in advance,
Morgan Morrison
Twitter: @morgsmorrison73

Please note: This email has been created for the study and is not my academic email. If you’re apprehensive to click unknown links please google ‘mark brown lab optimow’. This will provide you with information and a sign up page

 Spring Convention booking  
Spring is here and just round the corner are the 25 lectures and 72 workshops & seminars (for all levels of beekeeping experience), of the BBKA Spring Convention 21-23 April, at Harper Adams University in the Shropshire countryside.  Enjoy one, two or all three days.  Tickets for Saturday 22nd’s Trade Show are just £6, include the programme of short Speakers Corner talks.  Wristband tickets for the main Convention are available on the day, or at ‘in-advance’ on-line rates until 11th April.

With a full wristband ticket for the appropriate day, entry to all lectures is free and lectures cannot be booked.  There are a few places available for dinners and workshops such as: Skep making; Build your own hive; Recapping for detection of Varroa resistance; Wax flower creations; Comb to candle; & Making pollen slides; plus seminars including: Queen raising on a small scale; Showing honey; Introduction to the Basic assessment.

Up-to-date Convention details, including the Trade Show and traders, are available at: https://www.bbka.org.uk/planning-your-bbka-spring-convention

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