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BEGINNERS’ INTRODUCTION COURSE – Inspecting the colony; (In the Apiary)
May 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 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