EBKA Conference 2020


Chelmsford Division is delighted to be hosting the
EBKA Conference in 2020

09:45 – 16:00hrs
31st October 2020
New Hall School, Boreham, Essex CM3 3HS

Book your place for £25 using our secure online shop here. Debit, Credit cards and Paypal accepted. Or email ebka2020@chelmsfordkeepers.com and make arrangements to pay by BACs or Cheque. No tickets will be issued for the Conference, but you will receive an email receipt.

The Venue
New Hall, or Beaulieu Palace as it was originally called, is a Catholic independent boarding & day school for girls and boys. It is approached via a mile-long, tree-lined avenue that leads to the rather grand façade of the Grade 1 listed, former Tudor Palace. The facilities, buildings and grounds are exceptional and we hope you’ll enjoy this rare opportunity to explore one of Chelmsford’s hidden gems.

Beekeepers warm up
To help you prepare for the day ahead, early birds will have the opportunity to participate in ‘Yoga for Beekeepers’ (session starts at 09:00hrs). No need for special attire or prior experience, this low impact class will put you in a great place and help to ease those aches and pains!


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Dr Rosalind Shaw is a Research Fellow, Environment & Sustainability University of Exeter  studding  the xxx and will be talikng about xxxx

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In the afternoon, the Conference will break into a number of hour-long workshops. When you first arrive in the morning, you will be able to register for the workshop of your choice on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note you will not be able to move between workshops.

Making Cosmetics,  with Dr Sara Robb
Making Asian Hornet Traps, with the Essex AHAT Team
Variations on a Beehive, with Chelmsford Beekeepers
Microscopy, with Jane Ridler
The Essex Bee Project, with Kevin Thorn
Guided Tour of New Hall School and its historic buildings

Nobody will go hungry during your visit to New Hall, as we have arranged the following refreshments for you: on arrival, tea/coffee & Danish pastries; mid-morning, tea/coffee & biscuits; mid-afternoon: tea/coffee & cake.

Lunch is a 2-course, self-service meal offering a wide range of hot and cold choices with plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and salads. The menu is designed to cater for all tastes and preferences, including vegans, vegetarian and lactose intolerance.

The Location
New Hall is set in an idyllic and convenient location, on the outskirts of the City of Chelmsford, Essex, just 30 minutes by train from London and within easy reach of all major London airports. The full address is: New Hall School, Avenue Lodge, The Avenue, Boreham, Chelmsford CM3 3HS.

New Hall is approached via the A130 as shown on the map below. Landmarks to look out for are the Mercedes Garage and Sainsbury’s on the roundabout nearby.