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

What's included in the price?

Course notes tea and coffee protective suit and gloves


1 day (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Anglesey Bees

with Craft Courses since 2019

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At Anglesey Bees, I offer support and inspiration to all beekeepers, especially to beginners and improvers living on or visiting Anglesey and North Wales. With many years of experience as a biology teacher, research scientist and beekeeper, I offer bespoke experiences and training of the highest standard to individuals and small groups in my newly adapted teaching apiary. Furthermore I deliver informative and practical illustrated presentations to audiences at all levels.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Father's Day
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Accommodation offered
  • Mother's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • UK Holiday
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Parking provided
  • Intermediate level
  • Christmas
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Trefnant Bach, , Llanddaniel, Isle of Anglesey, LL60 6ET