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HWBKA Beekeeping Course – Session 6

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 6 - Saturday 22nd May (Slab Castle Apiary or in your / your tutor’s apiary )

  • Making increase; Swarms & Swarming.
  • Natural swarms / Shook Swarm.
  • Use of nuclei.
  • Finding the Queen.
  • Two methods of swarm control; Artificial swarm & Queen-right nucleus
  • Taking the Queen out on a nucleus.
  • Dealing with Swarming.
  • Signs indicating swarming has taken place.
  • Dealing with the colony that has swarmed.
  • Collection of swarms.
  • Bees in buildings.
  • Capturing a swarm. Hiving & feeding.
  • Other seasonal routine jobs: supering, comb replacement, sacrificial drone comb,
  • Practise handling bees.


May 22
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Slab Castle Apiary
Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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