British Beekeepers Association


British Beekeepers Association
10th March 2011

Bee Health & Pesticides - A House of Commons Debate

ALL-PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE MEETING INVITATION 'Bee Health and Pesticides' Monday 4 April 2011, 4.30-6.00pm, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster.

Keynote Speaker

Dr Jeff Pettis, Research Leader, USDA Bee Research Laboratory

Guest panel:

Dominic Dyer, Crop Protection Association; Dr Chris Hartfield, NFU; Tim Lovett, British Bee Keepers Association.

An open invitation is made to all interested beekeepers to attend the next meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture on the afternoon of Monday 4 April 2011.

Guest speaker Dr Jeff Pettis, Research Leader at the USDA Bee Research Laboratory, will present the findings of his recently published research into agricultural pesticides and bee health. Amid calls for a ban on certain types of insecticides, Dr Pettis‘ work has been widely reported in the British media and debated by MPs in Parliament. This meeting will offer the chance to hear about his research first-hand, as well as his views on how its conclusions have been received and interpreted in the UK.

Dr Pettis‘ presentation will be followed by question and answer panel session – to include farming, crop protection and beekeeper representatives - on the issues raised by his research and the wider factors impacting bee health in agriculture.

BBKA members and other beekeepers are invited to attend what we hope will be a thought-provoking and informative session.