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Beginners Beekeeping Course 2020

This is our annual beginners course which comprises of two Saturdays 4th & 18th April 2020,the two mornings are at the Holbrook Tithe Barn Horsham, the two afternoons are at our Training Apiary at Pease Pottage. £50.Please contact Pip at membership@centralsussexbka.org.uk

All protective clothing is provided for the two afternoons, please bring along wellies for foot protection. This course is an introduction to beekeeping and proceeds weekly apiary meetings to provide students with knowledge and help gain confidence when handling bees.

First Apiary meeting 0f 2019

We had a good turnout at our first apiary meeting Saturday 12th January 2019. The forecast was good so it was arranged, we really needed to check the colonies for stores by “hefting” the hives, in fact only one full hive and a nuc needed some fondant, there were live bees in all the hives so looking good at the moment, but still early days.

Extra Varroa treatment using Oxalic acid vapourized was discussed but as the colonies were treated with MAQS in the autumn it was decided to monitor Varroa drop in early spring when another treatment of MAQS is possible, Some more equipment was cleaned and stored in the shed. Also our stock of frames and gloves were counted to be passed to our treasurer.

It won’t be long to wait until we are looking at queen cells again!

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