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Slab Castle Apiary

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Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom

July 2021

HWBKA Beekeeping Course – Session 9

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Slab Castle Apiary, Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 9 - Saturday 31st July (Horsted Green Apiary or in your / your tutor’s apiary) Honey extraction. Treatments for Varroa. Methods of clearing bees from supers: Clearing boards Chemical fumigants Brushing bees off Blowers used by professionals Pros & Cons of each method Re-arranging full & part filled combs Estimating what could be taken. Practice “hefting” a hive – to gauge when supers are full Potential of robbing & preventing spread of diseases. After the honey is extracted the…

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September 2021

HWBKA Beekeeping Course – Session 10

September 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Slab Castle Apiary, Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 10 - Saturday 4th September (Slab Castle Apiary or in your / your tutor’s apiary ) Preparing your hive for winter. Protection from the weather. Use of mouse guards. Protection from other animals. How to weigh a hive. Practice ‘Hefting’ a hive and using suitcase scales. Preparing sugar syrup. When to feed. Removing cleaned supers.

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