|Do you like honey
on your toast?
Could you use some extra help in the garden pollinating your plants?
Are you interested in close encounters of the insect kind?
Bath Beekeepers are running a series of 8 evening classes from February 6th for anyone who would like to find out more about keeping honeybees.If you fancy the idea of having a hive of bees but are unsure if you have enough room in the garden come along and find out.
We will be covering subjects such as the life cycle of the colony, plants and trees in our area which are sources of pollen and nectar, as well as how to manage a hive throughout the year, equipment needed and the costs involved
Following the course there will be opportunities for practical work at the Bath Beekeepers teaching apiary as the bees start flying in the warmer weather
Where St Lukes Church Hall. Wellesway, Bath
For further information phone Lyn Sykes. Tel 01225 874035 To book your place please return slip below.
Bath Beekeepers Class for beginners and improvers.
Feb/March 2001.Tuesday evenings at St Lukes' Church Hall, Bear Flat, 7.30-9.30pm
Session 1. 6.2.01 Lyn Sykes and David Robertson Introduction
to beekeeping. BMA, Avon and Bath BK. Bath teaching apiary. What is a
honeybee? Costs involved in setting up. Sources of bees and equipment.
Stings and first aid.
Session 3. 20.2.01 David Robertson and Terry Hardy A look at
the equipment required. Concept of bee space. Different types of hive.
Parts of the hive. Assembling frames. New v secondhand equipment.
Session 5. 6.3.01 Pat Rich and Lyn Sykes Bee health. Detection of disease. Treatments. Prevention of pests. Notifiable diseases and where to seek help. Identifying queenless colonies and laying workers. Storing combs.
Session 6. 13.3.01 David Atkins and Terry Hardy Dealing with
swarms. Swarm prevention. Supering and timing of operations. Identify
queen cells. An account of one method of swarm control in detail.
Collecting and hiving a swarm. Uniting colonies.