9.00     Registration

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)

15.00   Discussion

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.

16.30   Finish


Please note all times are provisional and subject to change.