Epping Forest Beekeepers’ Association would like to invite Epping Horticultural Society members to a free one-day conference on Sunday 24 March at Copped Hall, Epping, when we will explore the threat posed to UK beekeeping and the wider natural environment by the Asian hornet, a non-native invasive species. Five eminent speakers will present their experiences and demonstrate how we can all play a part to prevent the establishment of this serious environmental threat, which is a voracious predator of insects.
As you may be aware, the Asian hornet entered the south of France by ship from Asia in 2004 and has now reached the Channel coast. During the last two years it has made fleeting visits to Devon, Cornwall, Hull, Surrey, Hampshire, and Dungeness. It is established in Jersey.
Booking for the event is essential and tickets may be reserved at Eventbrite.
Tea and home-made cakes will be on sale during intervals, but please bring a packed lunch.
Please contact Katy Langley (Secretary of Epping Forest Beekeepers’ Association) if you need further information.