The next meeting of Belfast Beekeepers is on Monday 12th November 7.30pm at the usual venue in Holywood, the CFC Hall. The speaker for this meeting is Dr Archie Murchie who will be discussing the situation of bees and beekeeping in NI in relation to his role at AFBI (Newforge.)
AFBI has responsibility for bee disease testing and for keeping statistics on bees, beekeepers, and honey production in NI
Dr Murchie is Senior Scientific Officer at the Agrifood and Biosciences Institute, Northern Ireland. His research interests concern the use of functional biodiversity in sustainable agriculture and the targeted management of crop pests, vectors of disease and invasive species. Dr Murchie’s laboratory provides support to Government and industry in the areas of plant health, integrated pest management, bee health and vector management.