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Beginners’ Taster Course – 4

April 25, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

(4) Saturday 25th April. 2.00 pm Tutors; KO, BH, MW, CC, CS.

Inside the Hive (In the Apiary)

Situation of the Apiary and the hives. Apiary hygiene. Apiary ‘etiquette’. Clothing and equipment. Attitude towards opening hives. Demonstration of bee space and the moveable frame hive principle. Identify the 3 castes of bees, honeycomb, pollen, open and capped brood, etc. Appearance of normal healthy brood & chilled brood. Foraging activity of bees. Organisation of the colony, division of labour, worker’s various tasks, dance communications, wax making & comb building, storing nectar & pollen. Identify nectar sources from pollen loads. Inspecting a colony, handling bees & record keeping. Temperament and productivity of different strains of bee. Marking Queens.
Question & Answer session on things covered.
High Weald membership / Booking on to the Main Course

Details

Date:
April 25, 2015
Time:
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:

Organiser

Keith Obbard

Venue

Cherry Gardens Farm
Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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