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March Association Meeting

15 March 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Beekeeping and Food Safety – Andy Pedley

Andy Pedley has been keeping bees for 30 years. As an Environmental Health Officer, about 10 years ago, realising that there was a fair amount of misinformation and traditional, but not always good, practice, among beekeepers, he developed an interest in the law on food safety as it applies to beekeepers and honey production.

In 2009, he authored a series in BeeCraft on the Food Safety Legislation, and has authored other relevant articles for them too – on the Honey Regulations and Recycling jars. He’s recently worked more on the nuts and bolts of food safety for beekeepers, and has presented talks on this, and the Food Safety law as it applies to beekeepers.

Northern Bee Books asked him to produce a book and this is now in print. Andy is currently the Training Apiary Manager for Oxfordshire BKA. This gives him responsibility for 10 colonies there, as well as his own 7 in various apiaries around Oxfordshire.

In “Food Safety for the Beekeeper” Andy explores the practical side of food safety legislation as it applies to beekeepers – from the hive right through to harvesting and sale. He will also cover other aspects of consumer protection law – registration, labelling, compound foods, allergens, weighing, and other products like wraps, candles and polishes (but not cosmetics nor pharmaceuticals).

If anyone has any specific questions he would be happy to receive them in advance – please email them to the Newsletter.


15 March 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Church of the Good Shepherd
Church of the Good Shepherd
Aylesbury, Bucks HP21 8NH United Kingdom
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