The Trust & Bee Diseases Insurance Limited to fund a 3 year PhD Studentship
To help promote UK research into honey bee health we are jointly funding a studentship with Bee Diseases Insurance Limited.  We are seeking applications from British Universities and Research Institutes suggesting a suitable project for the studentship. The project must address current concerns in the broad area of honey bee health and will attract annual funding of up to £30,000 per annum.  The closing date for applications is 16 August 2019. It is anticipated that the studentship would start in either the spring or autumn of 2020. The CBD_CBI Studentship Application Form can be downloaded from: How to apply for funding .

We welcomes a new Trustee and a new Treasurer.     When Trustees met in April they were able to welcome Professor Mark J F Brown of Royal Holloway, University of London joined as a Trustee. Phil Hughes also joined as our new Treasurer, bringing a wealth of experience from a Finance / CFO background, coupled with experience of the charity sector.   

Call for Research or Travel applications.      The Trustees meet twice a year and next meeting  at which new applications will be considered is in the spring 2019.  If you have a research or travel proposal you wish to be considered for funding, please complete an application and email it to the Trust Secretary by 1st September 2019.  Application forms and details of the application process can be found under: How to apply for funding . 

Making bee science available to a wider audience.    Trustees have recently offered to sponsor a lecture at both the National Honey show and the BBKA Spring Convention.  The aim is to enable a scientist to be invited to pass on their knowledge and research findings to a wider, non-scientific, audience.  Videos of past lectures, some sponsored by the Trust, can be found at: National Honey Show lecture-videos .