Apiary Skills Short Courses – 2019
These four courses have been designed to help members improve normal apiary procedures.
To maximise learning, numbers will be restricted to eight participants per course, except Varroa management, where sixteen participants will be accepted.
Courses: See Education main page for course dates
Typical questions asked by members include:
Is this colony queenless?
- Can I prevent development of the swarming instinct?
- Have I really mastered a method of swarm control?
How do I find the Queen and mark her?
How do I clip the Queen without serious damage?
How does the Snelgrove method work?
How do I introduce a new Queen successfully?
How do I extract honey without causing a domestic problem?
How can I make soft set honey?
- What are good ways to look for eggs?
- What is the danger of finding a low varroa mite drop?
- How does Queen trapping work to control varroa?
Each will start with theory in Bishops Cannings Hall followed by practicals at the Club Apiary, except for Extraction where theory and practice will be integrated in Sophie’s kitchen.
- How to Manage Swarming Successfully.
- Queenright & Queenless: Queen Finding, marking and introduction.
- Varroa Management: Recognition, monitoring & treatment
- How to Extract Honey – from hive to jar.