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Practical Aspects of Bee Improvement

Wed 04 Sep 2024

Practical Aspects of Bee Improvement

From 19:30

At Clayton Community Centre

Clayton Community Centre, Northwood Lane, Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5

Wednesday September 4th  2024

Clayton Community Centre

Joint Meeting with South Cheshire

Jo Widdicombe

Practical Aspects of Bee Improvement

Jo Widdicombe has been keeping bees for over 30 years and has been a member of BIBBA for over 25 years serving on the Board of Trustees.  He worked as a Seasonal Bee Inspector for 5 years and is a bee farmer in Cornwall running over 100 colonies.

He is the author of  ‘The Principles of Bee Improvement’ which offers a practical approach and is an attempt to lay down guidelines which are true and applicable to beekeepers in any circumstance.  He discusses the problems of importation, the use of natural and artificial selection, assessment of colonies and selection within a strain.

Rather than searching the country or the world for the perfect bee to breed Jo explains how to select and improve bees from your own local bee population to produce gentle, hardy and productive bees.

We are fortunate to be able to welcome such an experienced and eminent beekeeper to North Staffordshire and Jo is travelling some distance to be with us so please come along and support us on the evening.

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