Saturday 1st October 2022
Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross

Your Speakers

 Pam Hunter  

Pam Hunter has been keeping bees for over 25 years and is a Master Beekeepers. She is also a member of BIBBA (Bee Improvement & Bee Breeders Association) and the Central Association of Bee-Keepers.

Pam’s background is in biological sciences. She was employed in microbiological research in the pharmaceutical industry for 30 years before becoming a freelance consultant and writer.

Until recently Pam was Chair of the BBKA (British Beekeepers’ Association) Examinations Board and is currently Manager of Research, Technical and Environmental matters.

Pam is particularly interested in scientific aspects of bees and their interaction with the environment and plants. Also, the neglected area of historical aspects of bees, the environment and beekeeping.

Talks by Pam


How to Attract Pollinating Insects into Your Garden


Evolution of Plants and Insect


 Professor Lars Chittka  

Professor Lars Chittka, studied Biology in Berlin and completed his PhD studies under the supervision of Randolf Menzel in 1993. An Adjunct Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University, USA until 1997, he then became an Assistant Professor at Würzburg University, Germany, where he completed his habilitation in 2000. He is now Professor of Sensory and Behavioural Ecology at Queen Mary, University of London, where he founded a new Research Centre for Psychology in 2008 and was its scientific director until 2012. He has carried out extensive work on the behaviour, cognition and ecology of bumble bees and honey bees, and their interactions with flowers. His discoveries have made a substantial impact on the understanding of animal intelligence and its neural-computational underpinnings. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, has been an editor of biology’s leading open access journal PLoS Biology since 2004. He is an elected Member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), a Fellow of the Linnean Society and Royal Entomological Society, as well as the Royal Society of Biology.

Talks by Lars


Mind of the Bee

Social Intelligence

 Friday Night Speaker:  

Ruary Mackenzi Dodds has worked on behalf of dragonflies since 1989. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society. For twenty years he was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Dragonfly Project (UK Registered Charity No 1046086). Its aim was to raise public awareness of the fascination, beauty and plight of dragonflies. This aim has now been taken on by The British Dragonfly Society

Speaking on Dragonflies




    Northern Bee Books carries the widest range of English language bee books in the world
    British Beefeeds are importers for Sudzucker feed products Apiinvert and Apifonda and Paradise Beebox, top quality, H.D polystyrene hives with superb features. Based in Scotland.
 SAC CONSULTING logo colour   SRUC has over 20 years of experience providing advice and services to the beekeeping sector in Scotland. Providing lectures, workshops and training to local beekeepers and beekeeping associations.

Scottish Government Bee Health Improvement Team (BHIT).  
Our overall aim is to achieve a sustainable and healthy population of honey bees for pollination and honey production in Scotland through strengthened partnership working between stakeholders with an interest in honey bees.

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Abelo was established in 2011 with the aim of supplying top quality beekeeping products across the UK. We offer a wide range of affordable products suitable for the hobbyist or commercial beekeeper.

 highlandwaxcompany    Highland Wax Company, As qualified chemists, owners Stuart & Mary-Ann have developed a range of excellent Beeswax based products, using the finest natural ingredients and recyclable packaging.
VitaLogo   Vita Bee Health is a mite control and honeybee health specialist. It is the world’s largest dedicated supplier of honey bee health products to the honey and pollination industries.


Annual Beekeeping Convention

In association with Fife Beekeepers

Frid 30th Sept & Sat 1st Oct

Friday 30th September

 16:00-19:00       Staging of Scottish National Honey Show entries
 19:30-21:30   Guest Speaker Ruary McKenzie Dodds on ‘Dragonflies’


Saturday 1st October

 09:00                    Registration, teas, coffees & hot rolls provided 
 09:30  Welcome & opening remarks     
 09:45  Pam Hunter             ‘How to Attract Pollinating Insects into Your Garden’
 10:45  Break, tour of trade stands, raffle tickets on sale
 11:15  Prof Lars Chittka    ‘Mind of a Bee’
 12:15  Break, tour of trade stands, raffle tickets on sale
 12:30  Lunch served
 14:00  Pam Hunter             ‘Evolution of Plants and Insects
15:00 Break, tour of trade stands & last chance for raffle tickets
15:30 Prof Lars Chittka    ‘Social Intelligence’
16:30 Closing remarks & thanks, presentation of Honey Show awards
17:00 Ends
17:00 Collect raffle prizes