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Beta Bits Newsletter #4 – Recent News from the Insect Farming Industry

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We Round Up Some Recent News from Beta Bugs in our first Newsletter of  2024

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The past couple of months have been busy as usual at Beta Bugs HQ! We have seen our team grow and evolve, have travelled to events promoting our industry, made new partnerships and secured larger, regular orders of our Black Soldier Fly eggs. We have also just launched the 4th edition of Beta Buzz, our ‘must-have’ insect farming publication.

Below we highlight some key moments from the past few months and include some exciting events we have coming up;

Beta Bugs staff members
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Beta Bugs welcome three new staff members

Beta Bugs are delighted to welcome three new team members; Samantha Dougary who joins us as Breeding Programme Entomologist, Natasha Richardson as Junior Entomologist (Production) and Jackie Cullen who joins us as Finance Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

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Beta Bugs welcome a new board of Non Executive Directors

Beta Bugs are excited to welcome a new board of Non-Executive Directors. The new Non-Executive Directors bring various experiences and will be an important aspect in the development and future of Beta Bugs. Beta Bugs welcomes Christopher Richards as Non-Executive Chairman, Steven King as Non-Executive Director and Sarah Rutt representing Beeches Capital.

 

 

 

 

 

Beta Bugs at BFREPA

Beta Bugs exhibited at the BFREPA event in November, which was held at the Telford International Centre. The team educated attendees on the benefits of insect farming and explained how the process could be added to their current operations, whether this be as a waste management solution or as an alternative protein source for poultry for example.

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Beta Bugs Present Beta Buzz #4

Beta Bugs are delighted to have recently launched the fourth issue in the Beta Buzz series, the ‘must-have’ insect farming publication. Our Beta Buzz publication shines a light on our ever-growing industry, with the fourth issue bringing together content on the Black Soldier Fly farming sector, featuring offerings from equipment suppliers and service providers so that you can get your insect farm up and running.

Beta Buzz
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Upcoming Events

Beta Bugs are on the road again with some exciting upcoming events to attend. Business Development Director, Desmond Cave has been invited to join the panel discussion at the “Imagining A Fossil-Free-Future” event on the 27th March in Selkirk, UK, a roundtable discussion with the aim of identifying the obstacles facing bioeconomy start-ups in Scotland and how these might be overcome. The team are also heading back to the British Pig & Poultry Fair on the 15th & 16th May, held at the NEC in Birmingham, UK and are making their second visit to Groundswell on the 26th & 27th June, held in Hertfordshire, UK.

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“The organic waste that comes out of the food production cycle is significant, and food companies are all looking for ways to bolster their sustainability credentials and improve their margins,..”

Thomas Farrugia and Nicola Gardner from Beta Bugs team up with Courtney Bosh and Howard Tang from Peritus Capital, an investment firm that invests in, supports, and finances the global development of companies that integrate Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) principles into their business models, to talk about the rise in interest of insect farming technology from the waste management sector.

Read the full article on the blog here

As mentioned in our previous updates, Beta Bugs have founded INBIA, together with Better Origin – the Insect Bioconversion Association, to help drive legislative change. The Insect Bioconversion Association (INBIA) is a UK membership group for commercial insect producers, primarily producing Black Soldier Fly for use in animal feed. The group’s purpose is to foster industry-public sector collaboration and drive legislative change to promote insect farming in the UK.

If you have any questions about Beta Bugs or require any further information on our products or our Beta Buzz publication and how you can contribute to the next issue, please do get in touch at info@betabugs.uk, outlining your query and one of the Beta Bugs team members will get back to you.

Best regards,

Beta Bugs Limited

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