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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

2020 SICAMM Conference

Ireland

4 - 6 September 2020 Athlone

 

‘Going Native – the Potential of the Black Bee’


KEY Speaker - Professor Thomas Seeley, Cornell University, USA

KEY Speaker - Andrew Abrahams, Colonsay Island, Scotland

KEY Speaker - Raffaele Dall'Olio, University of Bologna, Italy


Organised and hosted by The Native Irish Honey Bee Society (NIHBS) – http://nihbs.org/

SICAMM is the international association for the protection of the European dark bee - http://sicamm.org/

 

Venue

Athlone Springs Hotel, Athlone, County Westmeath, N37 F9T3

Email: info@athlonespringshotel.com

Website: https://www.athlonespringshotel.com/  

Athlone is in the centre of Ireland – for some of the many local attractions https://www.athlone.ie/

 

Preliminary details:-

Presentations will generally be for 30 minutes (except for key speakers) – abstracts must be sent in advance.  For students or those who do not wish to present in English, Posters can be displayed.

As well as the conference talks, we will have excursions to see Native Irish Black Bees including the famous Galtees, a workshop on DNA testing and a practical demonstration of the ancient art of Skep making. 

There will be a Céad Míle Fáilte (an Irish greeting meaning ‘A hundred thousand welcomes’) for everyone at our traditional ‘Céilí’ evening, and opportunities to chat and mingle during the conference dinner or Poster presentation on another evening.

To register your interest, please contact nihbs.secretary@gmail.com 

 

Schedule and booking forms will be ready in September 2019, with ‘Early Booking’ rates.

Local excursions of general interest will be organised for accompanying partners.

Accommodation must be booked by you directly.  A limited number of rooms are available at the conference hotel, if booking in advance just ask for SICAMM/NIHBS special B & B rates – more details will follow later.

 

For further details e-mail nihbs.secretary@gmail.com

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