Basingstoke BKA – talk by Nigel Semmence
20 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT£2
A Talk on “NON-NATIVE SPECIES THAT TARGET THE HONEYBEE” by Nigel Semmence – APHA’S Contingency Planning & Science Officer
We are delighted to announce that Nigel Semmence will be coming to Basingstoke on the 20th March to talk about “Non-Native Species that Target the Honeybee”. In this talk Nigel will cover the three major exotic pests of honeybees; Asian Hornet, Small Hive Beetle and Tropilaelaps Mites. The talk will cover aspects of their biology, why they are considered a risk, and the possible pathways for arrival in the UK. In particular, he will focus on the contingency plans for these species and give details of the current NBU surveillance.
Nigel started beekeeping in Norfolk as a teenager and joined the National Bee Unit in 2009 as Southern Region Bee Inspector. He has been in his current role since 2015.
We are inviting members of other local associations to join us on the 20th March, and since the hall is limited to a seating capacity of 120, please tell us if you are coming. We have created a short online form for you to use which you can find, with further details, at by clicking here.