New Season & Swarm Collecting

2019 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 27th February and 6th & 13th March 201 – 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Cost: £15

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

 

2019 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: Tuesday 2nd April 2019 – 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Cost: £5

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