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Leicestershire - Swarm Prevention & Management

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Date: Mar 30, 2019

Venue: Walton Village Hall

Contact: Mike Petty

Telephone: 07767 390227

Time: 9:30 am

Email: m.petty@LSALtd.co.uk

Event Details:

A One-day Course for Beekeepers, Providing a Practical Approach to Coping with Swarming - presented by Leicestershire & Rutland Beekeepers Association

 Does the prospect of your bees swarming fill you with dread?  Are you confused by the different types of Queen cell?  Do you just take down Queen cells and hope?  This one-day course is intended for early-stage beekeepers who would like to better understand what is going on within their hives and learn some practical methods for dealing with swarming preparations.

 The topics covered will include:

             Why do colonies swarm?

             How to attempt to prevent the colony from feeling the need to swarm.

             How to recognise the signs that swarming preparations are underway.

             Practical methods for turning off the swarming instinct (fooling the bees into thinking that they have already swarmed).

             Collecting a swarm.

 Time: 09:30 for 10:00 until ~16:00

Venue: Walton Village Hall, Kimcote Road, Walton, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 5RR – ample free parking

Catering: tea, coffee, biscuits and home-made cake available to purchase throughout the day. Bring your own packed lunch.

Raffle: we will be holding a raffle with some fabulous prizes

Registration: E-mail treasurer@lrbka.org with your name, postcode and preferred email address, together with the names of anyone else who will be attending with you and for whom you will be paying.  Payment details will be supplied by e-mail.

Price £23.50 per person.

 LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION Founded in 1882 Walnut Lodge Park Lane Walton Leicestershire LE17 5RQ Charity No 1163520 WWW.LRBKA.ORG

 

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