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BEGINNERS’ INTRODUCTION COURSE – Inspecting the colony; (In the Apiary)

May 7, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Handling the Bees. Record keeping.

Natural instinct of bees to swarm.   Queens & queen substance.

Swarm prevention; - early signs & reasons for swarming, how to reduce the risk of losing swarms.

Swarm control – one basic method; artificial swarm – NBU method

When things go wrong; Signs of queenlessness / failing queen. Recognition of a drone-laying queen & laying workers.

Bee diseases.  Pest & disease management.

Assessing natural mite drop counts and the need for varroa and nosema controls.



Question & Answer session

Booking for the Main Course

High Weald Beekeepers Association membership

Sussex Bee Festival – 14th May 2016??

Tutors;  KO, MW, CS. HH


May 7, 2016
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Keith Obbard


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