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    Thumbs up Autumn Convention in Inverness

    The Scottish Beekeepers' Association

    Autumn Convention


    Saturday 21st September 2013


    8:45 - 5:10

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    Inverness College - UHI

    3 Longman Road, Inverness, IV1 1SA

    Book early to avoid disappointment




    Mike Brown - Head of the National Bee Unit


    - Supporting Britain's Bees and Beekeepers: Activities of the National Bee Unit

    - The NBU's Queen Rearing System


    Dr Mario Pahl - University of Würzburg


    - Honeybee Biology

    - Honeybee Cognition: Learning, Memory and Navigation in a Miniature Brain


    Tickets £30 including coffee, lunch and tea
    (students half price)

    TRADE STANDS

    Beecraft, Bee Books New and Old, BIBBA, SBA, Brunel Information, Solway Bee Supplies, Scottish Governemnt Bee Inspectorate.

    Bookings for the Convention to Alan Riach (see the Scottish Beekeeper for contact details, or PM 'alan riach' on here)

    Please make cheques (£30) payable to SBA and enclose SAE for programme and receipt.

    Closing date 14th September.

    A list of B&Bs is available from Alan on request.


    Invernessshire BKA is hosting a lecture in the College on Friday at 7:00 pm. The lecture, to which all are welcome, is entitled 'In the Company of Dolphins' by Charlie Phillips, field officer for the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Trust.
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    I shall do my best to get there, hopefully it will be possible for me to do so. Will there be more trade stands than the one's already listed?

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    Excellent! I'll likely be there too - it would be great to meet more SBAi posters. I'll introduce you (assuming that I work out who you are!) to Kate who is most unlikely to scold you for hootch-making activities. They probably do the same in Ardnamurchan.

    I don't know if there will be more trade stands but I'd guess not many more.

    It is is usually a relaxed day. Plenty of long gaps between the talks for nattering to beekeepers and browsing the stands.
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    It's a fair bet I'll be there as well Gavin. Glad it's being held a bit further north this year!

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    Shame it's so close to Apimondia, I'd quite like a week in the far north!

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    Likewise - treating myself to Apimondia this year. Would've been handy if I was still at home. And back to the old college too - before the new one rises!

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    Don't mention the Carniolians
    (I mentioned them once but I think I got away with it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy beesy View Post
    Likewise - treating myself to Apimondia this year
    Can't see myself wearing a forum name badge....but I do hope to be there -great chance to hopefully visit a certain Dojo too. Busy couple of weeks, and that's not even including brokering the huge Carnica deal...!

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    Still hoping to get to this - will be driving back the same night though so no whisky session unfortunately !

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    Cracking day on Saturday I thought. Friday evening too, when we were entertained by Charlie Phillips with his photo extravaganza of the Moray Firth dolphins.



    Nice to see so many old friends and to make some new ones. The speakers, Mike Brown head of NBU and Mario Pahl of Jurgen Tautz' lab, were crackers (in the complimentary meaning of the word) each giving two very fine talks.



    An innovation was the raffle, ably run by Bron as Mistress of Ceremonies ....



    where one of our contributors netted himself an enormous quantity of whisky!

    The cake table got a good 'inspecting' too .....

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