Hosted by Stephen Kennedy
Type: Beekeeping Course - Beginner
Date: Sat 19 May 2012
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Wheelchair Access: No
Dog Friendly: Yes
Child Friendly: Yes
Rating: - 1 reviews
How to open a hive How to inspect the frames of bees. How to identify the queen, workers and drones. Look for larvae and eggs. General wellbeing of bees. Hopefully, by the end of this short course you will feel confident about opening a hive and handling frames of bees. We will also talk about the equipment needed to set up your own beehive, over-wintering bees, Varroa and some of the treatments used to keep it at bay. Protective bee suits supplied, but please bring your own wellington boots and long rubber gloves. Lunch tea coffee etc included.
I started beekeeping a few years ago and got bitten by the bug. I now have approximately 60 hives dotted around Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Keeping bees has made me more aware of the changing seasons and now I really look forward to Spring when all the buds start to open and the bees start flying. A couple of years ago I decided to start breeding my own queens and raising new colonies. Although this requires some time and patience it's fascinating to see the new queens emerge after an anxious wait. I really enjoy beekeeping and have gained a lot of knowledge and experience from other beekeepers and now I hope to be able to pass some of this on to new beekeepers.
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