A Syrian refugee and beekeeping knowledgeable has been introduced because the keynote speaker at this yr’s BVA Members’ Day in York on 20 September.
As soon as the pinnacle of the bee division on the Agricultural Institute on the College of Damascus, Ryad Alsous was compelled to flee Syria in 2013 – abandoning his 200 hives, and analysis into beekeeping and environmental air pollution – after his household acquired loss of life threats and his automotive was bombed.
Dr Alsous – founding father of the modern beehive Buzz Mission – has been in a position to set up an apiary at Kirklees, West Yorkshire, and shall be sharing his insights into bee medication right here and in Syria, and his imaginative and prescient and enchancment plan for bees within the UK.
BVA president John Fishwick stated: ”It is going to be a privilege to listen to Dr Alsous share his extraordinary story and describe how beekeeping is offering a lifeline for refugees and jobseekers in Yorkshire.
”I’m delighted members becoming a member of us at this yr’s BVA Members’ Day will be capable to hear his fascinating and distinctive perspective on bee medication and agriculture in Syria and the UK, in addition to his modern work with the Buzz Mission.”
One well being
Dr Alsous added: ”This is a wonderful instance of a one well being initiative, enhancing the well being of the native bee inhabitants and, concurrently, supporting the local people.”
Tickets for BVA Members’ Day 2018 are free, however, as locations are restricted, have to be reserved by visiting the BVA web site.