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Beginners’ Course – 9
July 4, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
(9) Saturday 4th July. 2.00 pm Tutors; KO, CS, HH,
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
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.