Improving the survival of your bees

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Description

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

Maker

Dafydd Jones at Anglesey Bees

Venue

Trefnant Bach
Llanddaniel
Isle of Anglesey
LL60 6ET

Suitable for

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

Duration

1 day (flexible times to suit)

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Price

£90

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Reviews

In-person course
Austin - - #34484

As a novice to beekeeping, Dafydd introduced all the relevant subject matter for a beginner to understand and think about starting conventional beekeeping. Dafydd is obviously very experienced both as a keeper and someone who can communicate well to deliver comprehensive material. The practical elements of the course works well with the theory and combined produce an effective programme over two days. Personally I would have liked a bit more on natural beekeeping as my goal for attending was aimed at pollination rather that harvesting honey, however, I found the theory very interesting and certainly raised my awareness of the subject matter. I would recommend this course as a really good introduction with fascinating practical modules carried out in a perfectly safe environment, located in one of the most attractive areas in North Wales.

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