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Asian Hornet Invasion: How to Do What and When

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Copped Hall

Crown Hill

Epping

CM16 5HR

United Kingdom

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Tickets are now SOLD OUT.

If you are keen to attend you may register onto the Reserve List. If any tickets are returned we will re-allocate them. We will let you know by email if you can attend.



Our one-day conference will explore the threat posed to UK beekeeping and the wider natural environment by the Asian hornet, a non-native invasive species. This event will take place at Copped Hall near Epping: five speakers will present their experiences and demonstrate how we can all play a part in preventing the establishment of this serious environmental threat.

The event is free and bookings may only be made via Eventbrite. If you book and are unable to attend please return your ticket online to Eventbrite in order that another may use it.

Please bring a packed lunch. Refreshments, including tea and home-made cakes, will be on sale during intervals.

Speakers

Andrew Durham from Cambridge Beekeepers' Association (BKA) has researched, written and lectured extensively on the lifecycle, history and practical control of the Asian hornet.

Bob Hogge of Jersey BKA will report the latest EU hornet strategies from the recent COLOSS meeting in Turin. Bob will also describe his direct experience of beekeeping with the Asian hornet, including destruction of nests and attempts to limit their spread.

Peter Davies is a Regional Bee Inspector from South-West England whow will explain the National Bee Unit (NBU) strategy and experience of the identification and destruction of UK nests. Peter will also outline NBU proposals for future control of the Asian hornet, should invasion become widespread.

Stephen Auty is a member of the Bee Farmers' Association (BFA) and Chairman of Wiltshire BKA, and will describe how his associaton established an Asian Hornet Action Team (AHAT). Steve will also give an overview of the approaches adopted currently by UK beefarmers to the imminent threat.

Tim Drinkwater is an English pest controller working in Toulouse, France. In an informal lunchtime presentation Tim will demonstrate and describe his direct experience of the location and destruction of hornet colonies.

Presentations include copyrighted material. Photography or filming is not permitted during the conference.




FAQs

What are my transport and parking options for getting to and from the event?

The sole access to Copped Hall is via Crown Hill, Epping. Satnav postcode is CM16 5HR. Parking is plentiful and free. Train and tube journeys will require a short taxi journey.

Directions:

By Train
A regular 25-minute service runs from London Liverpool Street station to Waltham Cross, followed by a short taxi journey to Copped Hall.

By Underground (Tube)
Central line tube trains run to Epping station, followed by a short taxi journey to Copped Hall.

By Road:

From Junction 26 of the M25
From junction 26 follow signs to Loughton and then to Epping. Drive uphill through the forest to the roundabout and take the first exit (B1393). Pass the petrol station on the left and in slightly over half a mile, turn left at the signpost to Upshire. After a few hundred yards the entrance gates to Copped Hall will be on the right.

From Woodford and Loughton
Drive to the Wake Arms roundabout, follow signs to Epping (B1393) and pass the petrol station on the left. In slightly over half a mile, turn left at the signpost to Upshire. After a few hundred yards the entrance gates to Copped Hall will be on the right.

From Harlow and the M11
Follow signs to Epping for approximately 5 miles. Pass through Epping and then the Bell Hotel on the right. In slightly over a mile turn right at the signpost to Upshire. After a few hundred yards the entrance gates to Copped Hall will be on the right.

From North Weald

Drive through Epping and after passing the Bell Hotel on the right, in slightly over a mile turn right at the signpost to Upshire. After a few hundred yards the entrance gates to Copped Hall will be on the right.

What can I bring to the event?

A light packed lunch. Curiosity will be useful as Copped Hall is a partly ruined and partly restored Georgian mansion. It has a romantic and dusty atmosphere, a walled garden and an underground vaulted kitchen. Photography and filming during the conference itself are not permitted.

How can I contact the organizer with questions?

Please email Epping Forest Beekeepers' Association at secretary@eppingforestbeekeepers.co.uk

What is the refund policy?

The event is free but if you are unable to attend please return the ticket online to Eventbrite, to give another person the opportunity to join us.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Copped Hall has a poor mobile phone signal. Download or photogarph your ticket prior to arrival.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

The event is free but if you are unable to attend please return the ticket online to Eventbrite to give another person the opportunity to join us. You may give your ticket to someone you know provided they send us contact details and confirm attendance.

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Copped Hall

Crown Hill

Epping

CM16 5HR

United Kingdom

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