£88 – £240

Integrated Pest Management (Surrey)

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Epsom Beekeepers Apiary

Upper Mill

Kingston Road

Ewell

KT17 2AF

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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 BBKA Microscopy assessment.

BBKA syllabus: Modules 3 & 9, General and Advanced Husbandry.

Course Fees

Fees for students from England and Wales are generously subsidised by the Defra Healthy Bees Plan. Early-bird bookings are discounted to £88, standard bookings are £103. Fees for students from other areas (inc. Scotland) is £240. This fee includes all consumables, course handouts, refreshments and a light lunch on both days. For expert tuition by highly-qualified tutors, this represents very good value for money.

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Joining instructions with course outline, what to bring, and venue information will be sent to students upon booking. PLEASE NOTE: Your learning experience will be enhanced if you can bring along a dissecting microscope! You will also be required to bring along a sample of c 50 recently killed bees.

Target Audience

The NDB Short Courses can provide valuable discussion, learning, and hands-on experience for those planning to take the BBKA Assessments above Basic level. The Short Courses are aimed at those beekeepers with some experience of the craft; they are not aimed at novices. We can provide guidance to applicants as to the appropriateness of our Short Courses to their stage of beekeeping. We do ask that students respect this policy.

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

Course Booking Cancellation Policy

The NDB 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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Upper Mill

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Ewell

KT17 2AF

United Kingdom

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