Beekeeping Workshop - Sex and the Wanton Virgin Queen

Saturday July 25th, 2pm

Promiscuous Queens are best! Over millions of years, honeybees have evolved an ingenious, if a tad risky, method of ensuring genetic diversity within the colony. Clare and Martin will illuminate this amazing process and explain the biology and mechanisms which facilitate a successful mating and the implications this has for the superorganism. They will also give you guidelines on how to recognise the signs when things haven’t gone so well, and what you might try to resolve the issue.

2pm till 5pm