The I&ES BKA Teaching Apiary 2019 Programme

Teaching Apiary at Wherstead Park IP9 2BJ (directions)

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Date 'Special’ activity in addition to routine tasks in the apiary
Leader Attending
2pm Sun 28th Apr 2019How to light a smoker; fuels to use. Hive tools; colony records + useful bits & pieces.BBarrie Powell Marcel Grigore
Brett Bayliss
Gary Nethercott
2pm Sun 5th May 2019How to open and inspect a colony.BPaul White Marcel Grigore
Brett Bayliss
2pm Sun 12th May 2019Bailey Comb Change, Shook SwarmRichard Allen Marcel Grigore
Brett Bayliss
2pm Sun 19th May 2019When to super. Bait hives. Looking for disease - how to shake bees off a comb.BJeremy Quinlan Marcel Grigore
Denise potter
Brett Bayliss
2pm Sun 26th May 2019Swarm control. Taking a swarm. BBarrie Powell Marcel Grigore
Denise Potter
Brett Bayliss
2pm Sun 2nd Jun 2019Making nucs. A dummy Basic Assessment for those that want oneBPaul White Marcel Grigore
Denise Potter
Brett Bayliss
2pm Sun 9th Jun 2019Extracting honey. Richard Allen Brett Bayliss
2pm Sun 16th Jun 2019Queen introductionJeremy Quinlan Marcel Grigore
2pm Sun 23rd Jun 2019Taking a sample for Nosema examination. Chalk Brood.Barrie Powell
2pm Sun 30th Jun 2019Finding & marking queens. Wasps.Paul White
2pm Sun 7th Jul 2019Varroa monitoring.Richard Allen
2pm Sun 14th Jul 2019Uniting.Jeremy Quinlan Marcel Grigore
2pm Sun 21st Jul 2019Varroa monitoring and treatmentsBarrie Powell
2pm Sun 28th Jul 2019Feeding: calculating how much to feed and how and when to give it.Paul White
2pm Sun 4th Aug 2019Other preparations for winter.Richard Allen
2pm Sun 11th Aug 2019Sterilisation; fumigation of combs; preserving hives; preventing wax moth, mouse and woodpecker damage.Jeremy Quinlan
Sessions considered particularly helpful to those intending taking the BBKA’s Basic Assessment have been marked B.
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