Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Honey (England) Regulations 2015

with effect from 
24 June 2015 
the following regulation is in force


2015 No. 1348


The Honey (England) Regulations 2015

30th May 2015
Laid before Parliament
3rd June 2015
Coming into force
24th June 2015
The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6(4)(1), 16(1)(a) and (e)(2), 17(1)(3), 26(1) and (3)(4) and 48(1)(5) of the Food Safety Act 1990(6) and now vested in the Secretary of State(7).
The Secretary of State has had regard to relevant advice given by the Food Standards Agency in accordance with section 48(4A)(8) of the Food Safety Act 1990.
There has been consultation, as required by Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety(9), during the preparation and evaluation of the following Regulations. 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Part-time Certificate and Diploma courses at Cambridge University

Interested in furthering your knowledge and gaining some qualifications?

Take a look at the following courses offered by

Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge CB23 8AQ

Undergraduate Certificate in Evolutionary Biology
October 2015 – June 2016, 12 Saturday day schools + 2 field trips. Course fee: £1,800.
Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection changed the way that we view the world and our own position in it. This course invites you to join biologists, geneticists and ecologists from across Cambridge to explore the evidence for evolution in the behaviour, morphology and genomes of living animals and plants as well as in the fossil record. It includes a field visit to Down House, Darwin's home in Kent.

Undergraduate Diploma in Historic Environment
October 2015 – June 2016, 2 weekends per term. Course fee: £2,175.
This course explores thematic aspects of the historic environment in depth. Topics include agricultural production and the man-made landscape; how status, power and belief have influenced the making of the British landscape; and how and why distinctively regional landscapes emerged.

Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Ecological Monitoring and Conservation
Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Historic Environment
November 2015 – May 2017, 8 supervisions + 1 induction day. Course fee: £3,600.
These two-year courses give you the opportunity to pursue your own research project under the guidance of a Cambridge supervisor. They provide an excellent foundation in research methods for anyone wishing to pursue further study.

How to apply
You can find out more about the above courses and apply online at:

The deadline for applications is 7 September 2015.

Additional information
Please don't hesitate to contact Joshua Hatley at if you have any questions.


So you wanna keep bees - Taster Session

Dengie 100 & Maldon Beekeepers 

are pleased to announce the next

Taster Session

Sunday 9 August 2015
Ulting, CM9 6QX

11am to 2pm

This workshop gives the novice an opportunity to find out

1.  more about beekeeping

2.  some of the kit required

3.  some of the key activities involved in keeping bees

4.  get some first hand experience handling bees under the supervision of an experienced beekeeper

5.  undertake the important task of drinking tea and eating cake!

This three hour workshop will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision on whether beekeeping is for you.

Only £25


Glenn Mayes
Training Co-ordinator & Trustee
Dengie 100 & Maldon Beekeepers' Association
01245 381577
07979 862952