Rinke Vinkenoog spoke about his research about polination at Northumbria University
Ian Molyneux spoke about the National Bee unit and reinforced the importance of registering with Beebase.
Ian also gave a demonstration on methods of swarm control and answered members questions at the end.
We were delighted to welcome Mandy Oliver from the Nectarworks project to our February meeting. Mandy gave an oral history of beekeeping in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The videos Mandy showed as part of her talk are available at https://www.youtube.com/user/northpennines
Our second Speakers of the evening came from the local hive monitoring equipment manufacturer Arnia who spoke about their exciting collaboration with Newcastle University their website is http://www.arnia.co.uk/
Newcastle and District Beekeepers Association