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Portmoak Village Hall

ScotlandwelL

Kinnesswood

KY13 9GB

United Kingdom

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This course will examine in detail the life cycles of honey bee pests including the Varroa mite, Varroa destructor, Braula, Braula coeca, Tropilaelop species and wax moth along with the available methods to control them. Students will be provided with sufficient expertise and knowledge of IPM to combat varroa, including monitoring methods, biotechnical controls and chemical treatments and will have the opportunity to practice them. We will look closely at how colony health is affected by Acarine, Amoeba and Nosema and how these diseases can be managed. Practical exercises will allow students to perform field diagnosis and laboratory skills. The potential threat from other exotic pests of honey bees such as the Small Hive Beetle and the Asian hornet will also be explored, including identifying features and how to monitor for them. This course includes Microscopy work and will be a good refresher for anyone taking the SBA Microscopy assessment at the end of March.

SBA syllabus: Modules 3 & 9, Intermediate and Apiarian Practical Assessments

Course Fees

This is a Healthy 'BEES' Project course and fees for students are generously subsidised by the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund, which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union. Bookings are discounted to £65.11 which includes teas, coffees, lunch and course handouts for both days. The fee due includes an administration charge by Eventbrite for online bookings.

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Joining instructions with course outline, what to bring, and venue information will be sent to students upon booking. Full joining instructions will be sent nearer the time.

Target Audience

The Healthy 'BEE' Project courses are aimed at those who wish to teach or mentor other beekeepers or are studying for SBA modular exams or practical assessments or who simply want to improve their beekeeping. They are delivered by Scottish Expert Beemasters on behalf of Moray Beekeepers Association. If you wish to be a better beekeeper and learn more about your bees and their care then these courses are for you.

Students are welcome to apply on a first come, first served basis. Numbers are limited.

Course Booking Cancellation Policy

Moray Beekeepers Association reserves the right to reschedule or cancel advertised courses. Should this be necessary then you will be given the option of a refund or a transfer to another course/date. We will give as much notice as possible, but regret that we cannot be responsible for any other costs such as those relating to travel or accommodation that might result from this.

Students who have booked on courses may cancel and receive a full refund if notice of cancellation is received at least four weeks before the course start date. If notice of cancellation is received less than four weeks before the course start date, refunds will only be issued if the cancelled place(s) can be re-sold.

A course booking indicates an acceptance of this cancellation policy.

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Portmoak Village Hall

ScotlandwelL

Kinnesswood

KY13 9GB

United Kingdom

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