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BEGINNERS’ MAIN COURSE – Summer management.
July 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
More on integrated pest management, monitoring varroa numbers by mite drop & drone uncapping. Virus disease & varroa.
Routine seasonal tasks: supering, checking for queen cells, eggs, etc.
Introduction to queen raising, use of nuclei. Drones and bee breeding.
Uniting colonies, introducing queens.
Practise handling bees.
Question & Answer session
Tutors; KO, CS, HH, MW
Wet Weather sessions which can be used at any time of the year when required;
(W1) Buying new equipment in the flat & making up. Wax foundation.
(W2) Maintenance of old equipment, sterilization, treatment with preservatives.
(W3) Extraction of honey, bottling and preparation for sale. Storage.