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BEGINNERS’ INTRODUCTION COURSE – Basic Bee biology (indoors; J B main hall)
April 9, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bees Life cycle. Identification of the 3 castes. Development of bees from egg to adult.
Functions of the 3 castes in the hive. Organisation of the colony, various worker tasks.
Reproduction of the colony; Swarming impulse. The colony’s annual cycle.
Bee products; honey, wax, pollen; how & why the bees use them. Water & propolis.
Foraging behaviour, bee communication, pollination and interaction between plants & bees.
Explain procedure in event of bad weather, etc.
Tutors; KO, BH, MW.