I’m honoured to be delivering the Pam Gregory Memorial Lecture at the Welsh Beekeepers Association Convention this year. The Convention is being held at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground in Builth Wells on the 25th of March.
Pam Gregory was one of the founders of Bees Abroad, a beekeeping charity that does work to relieve poverty through beekeeping. You can read more about her life and work, as the first Welsh Regional Bee Inspector and global beekeeping consultant, in the Spring 2016 Welsh Beekeeper. Pam was the author of Healthy bees are happy bees so it’s entirely appropriate I’m talking about deformed wing virus and Varroa control … and that the talk is sponsored by Bee Diseases Insurance.
There’s an influx of Scotland-based speakers for the Convention this year with Bron Wright and Phil McAnespie – the current and past Presidents of the Scottish Beekeepers Association – also talking.