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Simple queen rearing for small scale beekeepers

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Netherwitton

Village Hall

Netherwitton

Morpeth

NE61 4NU

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This two-part practical workshop introduces simple ways of raising queens, which small scale beekeepers can use in their own apiaries.

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Saturday 11th May 2019 : 10:00-15:30 & Sunday 19th May 2019 : 10:00-12:30

The two-part workshop will be based at Netherwitton Village hall and will cover two methods of raising queens.

  • The Hopkins method - a simple approach, without grafting
  • The Queen Right method - including learning how to graft larvae

Part 1 - Saturday 11th May 10:00-15:30

During this full day session, we will start by looking at the timelines and techniques for the two methods. We will carryout some practical exercises on grafting and setting up of equipment, before moving into the apiary in the afternoon to get practical experience of setting up hives for queen rearing.

A light lunch will be provided, as well as tea & coffee.

Part 2 - Sunday 19 May 10:00-12:30

During this half day session, we will revisit the apiary and look at the results of our previous workshop. This will involve practical experience of transferring queen cells into nuc boxes and apideas, before returning to discuss the management of mating nucs.

Tea & coffee will be provided. There will also be cake!

This course would suit beekeepers, with some experience, who would like the confidence to start queen rearing in their own apiary, in a small informal and friendly group.

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies.

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Netherwitton

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