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BEGINNERS’ MAIN COURSE – Pests & Diseases
June 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
How to look through a colony for brood disease. Checking for adult bee diseases. Taking a sample for analysis. Notifiable diseases. Ministry system for bee disease control.
Looking for Varroa: screen floors & mite drop, drone comb monitoring, other varroa treatments. Use of chemicals & resistance. Chemical poisoning
Learning how to recognise healthy brood comb and normal behaviour of the bees.
Checking for other pests & diseases: wax moth, chalk brood, sac brood, acarine, nosema, etc.
Importance of brood comb renewal.
Tutors; KO, AS, RS. MW