WBKA Winter Lectures 2021 – Himalayan Balsam

15th September 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm UTC Timezone
Zoom Event
Warwickshire Beekeepers County lectures will on Zoom and take place on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm.  If you would like to hear from a particular speaker or have ideas about a bee-related topic please email your branch’s education coordinator or secretary@wbka.org.uk.


Our first lecture will be on Wednesday 15 September 7.30pm

WBKA lecture: Himalayan Balsam (Impact of Balsam on plants and pollinators)

Our speaker will be Dr Rinke Vinkenoog.  He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Applied Sciences, Northumbria University. In this lecture Rinke will share his research work on the pollination ecology of the invasive plant species Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera).

Dr Vinkenoog was born and raised in the Netherlands.  He studied biology at the University of Amsterdam, did a PhD in Leiden and then came to England to work in Bath on the genetics of seed development. Since 2004 he has worked at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he studies pollination ecology in and around the Tyne Valley.

To register for this event please see the details in the Members Pages.