Improving the survival of your bees



This one day course aims to increase the chances of your bees surviving the winter, particularly when recently they have contended with late springs and protracted cold snaps like the Beast from the East. They will then be in a good position in spring to make a rapid increase in colony size.

Through presentations and practical sessions you will learn about the significance of varroa and deformed wing virus levels on the survival of overwintering bees and how to optimise varroa treatments. Uniting weaker colonies and autumn feeding are then discussed.

We conclude in the workshop by investigating simple but effective ways of winterising your hives, reducing robbing and improving the survival of nucleus colonies.
Optimising varroa treatments
Autumn feeding
Uniting colonies
Insulating hives
Autumn and emergency feeding
reducing robbing
winterising hives

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Course notes
tea and coffee
protective suit and gloves


Dafydd Jones at Anglesey Bees


Trefnant Bach
Isle of Anglesey
LL60 6ET

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fathers Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday


1 day (flexible times to suit)

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