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BEGINNERS’ MAIN COURSE – Making increase; Swarms & Swarming.
June 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Natural swarms / Shook Swarm.
Use of nuclei Finding the Queen.
Two methods of swarm control; Artificial swarm & Queen-right nucleus
Collection of swarms. Bees in buildings.
Signs indicating swarming has taken place.
Capturing a swarm. Hiving & feeding. Dealing with the colony that has swarmed.
Other seasonal routine jobs: supering, comb replacement, sacrificial drone comb,
Practise handling bees.
Tutors; KO, CS, MW, RS