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BEGINNERS’ MAIN COURSE – Summer management.

July 2, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 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.



July 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Keith Obbard


Cherry Gardens Farm
Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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