Bit of a Do 2019 – 21 September 2019

An exciting opportunity to hear the best speakers on beekeeping right here in Cornwall!

Saturday 21 September 2019
Fal Building, Truro College TR1 3XX

This annual event is your chance to hear excellent speakers and meet other beekeepers and traders without leaving Cornwall!  The event has been in its present format since 2009.

This year, bring a jar of your own honey (any size or type) for a tasting event and/or a gadget that you have made and found useful for your beekeeping ( for a competition).

You can book now and pre-order a pasty lunch (or bring your own food).  The speakers will be there to answer your questions at the end of the day – submit them before 1pm to have them included.  Book today and encourage your friends. Without support these events cannot run.  The joint committee from CBKA/WCBKA look forward to seeing you there.

– Mary Trace


Bit of a Do 2019 Programme

Tony Harris, NDB: “Maximising your honey crop”, and “Swarming from the bees perspective”.
Tony is a bee farmer based on the Moray coast in Scotland, where he manages 150 colonies for honey production. He is an assessor for the Scottish Beekeepers’ Association, a Scottish Honey Judge, a BBKA Correspondence Course tutor and a regular contributor to beekeeping publications in the UK.

Dr Ben Woodcock, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology will be speaking on “Neonicotinoid pesticides and bees”.
Ben is an Ecological Entomologist in the Community Ecology Group at CEH Wallingford. He is involved in research that develops applied management solutions to enhancing ecosystems service delivery and biodiversity within arable and grassland ecosystems. 

Victoria Buswell
Victoria will provide an update on her research into investigating the phenotypic and genomic basis of local adaptation in the UK native honey bee Apis mellifera mellifera. Victoria studies at the School of Biological and Marine Science within the Ecology and Evolution research group. Currently she is working towards her MPhil/Ph.D. investigating the phenotypic and genomic basis of local adaptation in the UK native honey bee Apis mellifera mellifera.

As well as the speakers, there will be trade stands, a gadget competition and local Bee Inspectors to answer all your questions.


Tickets and pasties can be booked after 1st July by sending the booking form to:

Heather Williams,


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