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HWBKA Beekeepers’ Course – Session 7

June 12, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Session 7 - Saturday 12th June (Slab Castle Apiary or in your / your tutor’s apiary )

  • Pests & Diseases.
  • Diseases and treatments for Varroa.
  • How to look through a colony for brood disease.
  • Checking for adult bee diseases.
  • Taking a sample for analysis.
  • Notifiable diseases.
  • Ministry system for bee disease control.
  • Looking for Varroa: screen floors & mite drop, drone comb monitoring, other varroa treatments.
  • Use of chemicals & resistance.
  • Chemical poisoning
  • Learning how to recognise healthy brood comb and normal behaviour of the bees.
  • Checking for other pests & diseases: wax moth, chalk brood, sac brood, acarine, nosema, etc.
  • Importance of brood comb renewal.


June 12, 2021
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Slab Castle Apiary
Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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