The centre has seating for 300, which can be reconfigured to give a larger stage area.
The venue for the convention is
The Ariel Centre,
Totnes, TQ9 5JX
The venue is less than 20 years old and has a high level of technical equipment including a full PA and sound system and a brand new lighting rig.
We have a full and varied programme again this year with something to interest everyone.
David Evans Professor of Virology in the School of Biology, University of St Andrews, will discuss Deformed Wing Virus (DWV), the bane of all beekeepers, he will be telling us about the interaction of the virus between varroa and the bees and strategies developed to control it.
Through the use of exquisitely beautiful photographs and intriguingly delightful stories Simon Croson takes us on an adventurous journey to Nepal looking at the four native honey bees and their contrasting management and honey harvesting.
Beekeepers love a new gadget or invention Will Steynor will give us the benefit of his many years of experience to introduce us to some time-saving and practical ideas, modifications and pieces of equipment to make our beekeeping lives easier.
From the mind of Master Beekeeper Marin Anastasov we delve into the mind of the honey bee to understand what information they need about their environment and what we as beekeepers do influences them and their ability to learn.