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Hosted by Mendip

The speaker will be Dr James Cresswell

His topic will be ‘Bees in farmland: value, threats and general ecology’

The AGM of the SBKA will be held on Saturday, 11 March 2017 at Cameley Lodge, BS39 5AH

Heading north on the A37, just after entering Temple Cloud, turn left onto the Cameley Road and follow the road for 1 mile.  Cameley Lodge is 100 yards past the Church on the right hand side.

Lunch will be a carvery at a cost of £16.00. A selection of sweets will be available at £5.25 (if required).  Afternoon tea and biscuits will cost £3.00, payable at the time.

Bookings for lunch together with your cheque, made payable to The Somerset Beekeepers' Association, should be sent to Mark Hitchens, Thistledown, Wells Road, Hallatrow, BS39 6EN, no later than 1st March 2017.

James Cresswell’s research deals with the performance and sustainability of the pollination systems that maintain crop yield and the biodiversity of wild plants. He studies pollination at scales from the individual flower to the landscape using experiments and mathematical models to provide explanations and forecasts based on an understanding of mechanism.

His current areas of study are the impacts of agrochemicals on bees, the impact of agricultural intensification and changing land use on pollination services, and computer simulations of landscape-scale pollinator movements and cross-pollination.  Besides using the conventional tools of pollination biology, Dr Creswell develops collaborations with specialists in molecular bioscience, neuroscience, computer science and mathematics.

Dr Creswell’s main base is at Exeter Biosciences, but he is also a member of the Centre for Pollination Studies (CPS) at the University of Calcutta, India.


1200hrs Arrive and Welcome

1230hrs Lunch

1400hrs Welcome by SBKA President, Ken Tredgett

1405hrs Lecture by Dr James Cresswell

1505hrs Afternoon Tea

1530hrs Annual General Meeting

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