Following the success of last year inaugural event, this year our speakers are Professor Dave Goulson, founder of the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust and Darren Lerigo, a local horticulturalist and gardener with a true love of plants and interest in how the landscape affects the way we live.
This is the second Ted Hooper Memorial lecture which is an important event in the beekeeping calendar. Members again will have the opportunity to hear the presentations from key speakers on topics that are of interest and relevant today. It is also a good opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet in the convivial surroundings of Marks Hall.
2pm on Sunday 2 April 2017
Dave Goulson is interested in pollinators and pollination more generally, and particularly in the sustainable management of pollinators in agro-ecosystems. In recent years he has been heavily involved in studies of the impact of pesticides on bumblebees. His group is heavily involved in various “Citizen Science” projects to engage large numbers of people in conservation and in science more generally.
A former award-winning playwright, radio scriptwriter and stand-up comedian, Darren Lerigo was mentored at Kew Gardens. He has spoken around Essex to different groups and was a guest speaker at last year’s National Flower Show. He is keen to continue sharing his love of gardening and plants and will wish to bring that enthusiasm to the local beekeeping community.
The ticket price, including refreshments, has been held at £8 and must be purchased in advance.