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SBKA Special Lecture Evening

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Edgar Hall, Somerton

8 Cary Court

Somerton Business Park

Somerton

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The SBKA Annual Special Lecture Evening on Processing Wax

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Processing Beeswax - A talk by Ken Basterfield

19.00 Registration

19.30 start Finish 21.30

Refreshments and a raffle

Ken Basterfield B.Sc.(Hons), C .Eng. MIET, NDB

Ken was first introduced to bees at 6 years old but began beekeeping upon graduating in 1971. He increased in numbers until running 150 colonies by 1979, running these as a semi-commercial outfit in parallel with his day job.

Ken took his BBKA Preliminary, Intermediate, Senior and Senior Practical certificates, before obtaining his National Diploma in Beekeeping (NDB) in 1996. During that time, he completed a wide range of beekeeping including stock selection and breeding from the best locally adapted performers and extensive queen raising. Ken has tried out most of the management techniques on large scale trials leading to ‘best fit’ tools and techniques for his own beekeeping environment.

His son Daniel returned to continue the beekeeping business in 2005.

Ken is a member of Devon BKA, and has held positions as Apiary Manager, County Show Chairman, Bee Farmers Association, a founder member of the Devon Agricultural Research Group (DARG), 1979, Examiner for BBKA Basic, General & Advanced Husbandry and for National Diploma in Beekeeping candidates. He is a member of the BBKA Examination board, a BBKA Trustee .

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