New Season & Swarm Collecting

New Season Preparation Course
A three evening course in early Spring for those who have completed a year’s practical beekeeping experience. Typically beekeepers start out with a small young colony, and now wish to prepare for managing more mature colonies in their second year onwards.

The course goes into more detail on many aspects of Beekeeping, including:
Review and discussion of your past season
Equipment Checkpoint
New Season Hive Inspections – first, spring, summer, autumn
Pest and Disease Awareness
Swarm prevention – e.g. Pagden method
Uniting Colonies
Autumn treating and feeding process
Preparing the hive for winter

Venue: Christchurch Peartree Halls, Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City
Dates: Wednesdays 21st & 28th February and 7th March 2018 – 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Cost: £15

 

Swarm Collecting Course
To help those collecting their own swarms when preventative measures may have failed and for those wishing to become involved in going out to collect swarms; a fascinating and rewarding process. The course includes describing the swarm collection process, dos and don’ts, and different options and their benefits of swarm collecting equipment.

Venue: Christchurch Peartree Halls, Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City
Date: Wednesday 28th March 2018 – 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Cost: £5

For more details and to book please contact Mike Goodhew at training@hertsbees.org.uk

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