Bee Improvement For All Course


"Bee Improvement for all" is a one day course organised by the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA). The course is designed to help beekeepers improve their bees, as well as giving information to those who wish to raise more queens from local stock and not rely on imports. The course is organised to help and encourage beekeepers of all abilities to improve their bees, using simple techniques without the need for specialist equipment.

Topics covered include:

  • Setting the criteria you want in your bees.
  • How to assess your own and other people's colonies.
  • Recording your assessments using simple methods.
  • Rearing queens from local bees to avoid relying on buying them.
  • Deciding which colonies to use queen cells from and which queens to cull.
  • Using natural queen cells the bees build.
  • Producing "Artificial" queen cells for those who want more queens.
  • Changing queens in colonies.
  • Making up mating nuclei.
  • Getting queens mated.
  • Working with other beekeepers and the local BKA.
  • There will be plenty of information on colony management, with emphasis on understanding what is happening inside colonies and keeping things simple.

Cost: £10 adults / £7 under 18s (to be accompanied by fee paying adult), if paid in advance, or £15 on the door (subject to capacity).

To reserve your place on the course, please complete and return the Booking Form.

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Event date 21 Feb 2016 9:00 am
Event End Date 21 Feb 2016 4:30 pm
Location Millenium Hall
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