9.25 Introduction and Welcome
9.30 Bees and Forage
Clive de Bruyn (FIBKA Snr., BBKA Snr., N.D.B.)
10.30 The nutritional importance and value of mass-flowering crop varieties to provide forage for pollinators in the modern agricultural landscape
Dr. Alison Haughton (Rothamsted Research, Hertfordshire)
11.00 Refreshment Break
11.30 Impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides on bees and the wider environment
Professor Dave Goulson (University of Sussex)
12.30 Luncheon and woodland walks
14.00 Pollinator Meadows at the Olympic Park and other projects
Professor Nigel Dunnett (University of Sheffield)
15.15 Presentation of Awards from BBKA and the Essex County Show 2013
15.45 Raffle with Tea and Cake
Raffle Prizes Sponsored by : The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, The Crowood Press, Hart Willow, IBRA, Pictorial Meadows, Vintage Publishing, Vita (Europe) Ltd.
Please note all times are provisional and subject to change.