Archive : EBKA Conference 2018


  • Saturday 3rd November, 2018, 10-5pm
  • Chelmsford City Racecourse, Great Leighs, CM3 1QP
  • Parking – please use the side entrance in Moulsham Hall Lane, CM3 1PZ
  • Tickets £25
  • Registration and view trade stands from 9am
  • Three excellent speakers
  • Trade stands
  • Coffee and Danish pastries on arrival
  • Buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea and cakes
  • Raffle

The title of our conference is ‘Bees and Wellbeing’ and we have three speakers (in order of their presentations):

bunnyBunny Campione, Daws Hall Trust   Many of you will know Bunny from the Antiques Roadshow, but you may not be aware that she is a  fellow beekeeper.  Daws Hall is a nature reserve and Centre for Environmental Education, located in the Stour valley on the Essex–Suffolk border.  Young people from all backgrounds are able to gain hands-on experience with the bees – the educational bee room is equipped with an observation hive, microscopes, extracting equipment and all sorts of bee paraphernalia.   Bunny will speak about her many beekeeping exploits at Daws Hall and how the bees can help to raise the self-esteem of young people.  Sponsored by The East of England Co-op & Great Tilkey Honey


rownaDr Rowena Jenkins, Swansea University Medical School, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Rowena is a lecturer in microbiology, her research is focused on the current challenge of antimicrobial resistance, investigating novel antimicrobial agents and their potential role in combating chronic antibiotic resistant infections.  A major part of this has been researching the potential of honey as an antimicrobial agent to inhibit and eradicate bacteria. She will inform us about how honey inhibits bacteria, its ability to improve antibiotic activity, the future use of honey in infection control as well as the possible future directions for this special therapy. Sponsored by: Global Elevator Components & Alchemize Ltd


chrissChris Newenham, Managing Director, Wilkins & Sons Ltd  Chris will be speaking about the importance of bees as pollinators and the collaboration between beekeepers and agriculturists to ensure high quality crops.  The company was established in 1885 and farms 1,000 acres around Tiptree and grows much of its own fruit.   Due to the quality of their jams and preserves Wilkin & Sons is a Royal Warrant Holder. Sponsored by Wilkin & Sons Ltd



  • Cheque payable to EBKA Braintree Division.  Send to Neil Reeve, Hilly Ley, High Easter, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4QZ.
  • BACS Transfer.  Sort code 20-97-40  Account number 80089230.  Reference EBKA Conference.  Send an email to to advise transfer has been made and you will receive an e-ticket by return.
  • Cash to Braintree Committee Members when visiting Divisional Meetings (a ticket will be given immediately).

STALLS (confirmed to date)

  • Northern Bee Books
  • The Bee Shed (National Bee Supplies)
  • Roy Cropley – foundation, candle rolling wax and wax exchange.

RAFFLE PRIZES (confirmed to date)

  • And Sew On Fabrics – Voucher to spend in the shop
  • Friends of Cressing Temple Gardens – basket of plants, seeds and produce
  • The Bee Shed (National Bee Supplies)  – wire queen excluder in wooden surround (Commercial, National or WBC available)
  • Halstead Wine & Social Club – case of wine plus an invitation to one of their events
  • Northern Bee Books
  • Roy Cropley – wax foundation


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