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HWBKA Beekeeping Course – Session 5

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 5 - Saturday 8th May (Slab Castle Apiary or in your / your tutor’s apiary )

  • Inspecting the colony. Handling bees
  • Activity at entrance.
  • Attitude to opening and inspecting hives.
  • Use of the smoker.
  • Bee space.
  • Comb: Worker cells Drone cells
  • 3 castes: Queen, Workers,
  • Stores: Nectar, Capped honey,
  • Appearance of healthy brood and cappings
  • Eggs, and Larvae (open brood)
  • Sealed worker brood. Sealed drone brood
  • Common early season brood problems.
  • Chilled brood? Chalk brood?      Bald brood?        Wax moth?
  • Colony organisation (brood nest development, location of pollen & honey stores, etc.)
  • Division of labour – Examples of worker tasks / activities in the hive
  • Cleaning & polishing cells
  • Wax making & comb building.
  • Storing nectar & pollen.
  • Exchanging food.
  • Feeding larvae.
  • Feeding the queen.
  • Resting
  • Guarding
  • Foraging
  • Dance communications.
  • Queen egg laying.

Details

Date:
May 8
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Slab Castle Apiary
Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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