New Season Preparation Course 2024

New Season Preparation

A three evening course for those who’ve completed a year’s practical beekeeping experience, and those wishing to use the course as a refresher.

Typically, beekeepers start out with a small young colony, and now wish to prepare for managing a more mature and demanding hive and colony in their second year onwards.  The course includes:

  • Review and discussion of your past season
  • Equipment Checkpoint
  • New Season Hive Inspections – first, spring, summer, autumn
  • Pest and Disease Awareness
  • Swarm prevention – Pagden method
  • Swarm Collecting Overview
  • Uniting Colonies
  • Foraging and honey creation
  • Extracting Foraged Honey
  • Outline of other produce from the hive
  • Autumn treating and feeding process
  • Preparing the hive for winter

Welwyn Garden City 

ChristChurch Peartree Halls, Welwyn Garden City

  • Across 3 Wednesday evenings – 14th, 21st and 28th Feb 2024
    • 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm
  • Attendance Fee £15
  • To book please click here
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