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Beginners’ Course – 7
June 6, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
(7) Saturday 6th June. 2.00 pm Tutors; KO, BH, CS,
Making increase; Swarms & Swarming.
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.