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April 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
3 Basic bee biology.
Three casts. Development of these from egg to adult together with timings. Organisation of a colony. Tasks carried out by worker bees. Colony reproduction and the swarming impulse. The colony's annual cycle.
Demonstration of how to collect a swarm.Bee products; honey, wax, pollen, propolis. The importance of these products for the colony.
Foraging behaviour, bee communication, pollination and interaction between plants and bees