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Bee Refreshed Day

November 29, 2018 admin 0

“Bee Refreshed Day” Especially for beekeepers in their first few years, but everyone welcome. To refresh knowledge of the basics and prepare for the next steps.   When:           Saturday 26th January 2019 Where:          […]

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Winter Talk

November 26, 2018 admin 0

Pete Folge, our Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) is coming along to talk us on his role and his experience as a beekeeper. Peter runs over 50 colonies of his own as well as inspecting bees […]

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Training Event

Beautiful but Dangerous!

February 22, 2018 admin 0

As pictured at Queen Bee Day: Beautiful but Dangerous! One queen has lived in Gill Brewer’s memory since 2009!  Her daughters stung her apiary landlord and his dog.  She culled the whole hive because the […]

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Introduction to Beekeeping – Session 6

December 5, 2017 admin 0

Wintering Feeding, hefting hives, and storage of equipment. Robbing, Wasps, Mice, and Woodpeckers. Practical – hefting, and netting a hive. Brood Diseases Recognising healthy and diseased brood. Getting help. The National Bee Unit (NBU), NBU […]

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Introduction to Beekeeping – Session 5

December 5, 2017 admin 0

Flower to Honey Pollination. The waggle dance. The collection and use of nectar, pollen, water, and propolis by bees. Honey Harvest Checking whether honey is ‘ripe’. Clearing bees, extracting honey, licking out. Storing, bottling, and […]

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Introduction to Beekeeping – Session 4

December 5, 2017 admin 0

Swarming Why bees swarm. Swarm prevention and control including a demonstration of an artificial swarm. When it goes wrong! – catching and hiving a swarm. The nucleus hive and it’s uses. Uniting colonies – how, […]

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Introduction to Beekeeping – Session 3

December 5, 2017 admin 0

Spring Awakening Five things to look for when opening a hive. Reading the combs. Looking at scenarios – group exercise. Varroa and Adult Bee Diseases An overview of adult bee diseases including Varroa, Nosema, and […]

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Introduction to Beekeeping – Session 2

December 5, 2017 admin 0

Beekeeping Equipment The Hive, different hive types, hive parts, bee space, frame spacing, and hive stands. Apiary sites, where to site and orientate your hive, avoiding drifting, moving bees. Practical session in making a frame […]

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