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West Kilbride Village Hall

1 Arthur Street

West Kilbride

KA23 9EN

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We will examine swarming theories in detail, including triggers and influences within the nest and the behaviour of honeybees in the lead up to swarming, on issue of a swarm, selection and re-locating to a new nest site and back in the parent nest. A greater understanding of the theories will equip students to pprevent and control swarms. We will compare and practice all of the main swarm control methods - Pagden, Demaree, vertical split, shook swarm, nuc making, etc. We also consider efficient and effective approaches to collecting swarms including the use of bait hives and personal and public safety. The course is classroom-based and does not use live colonies allowing us to practice specific manipulations without any distractions.

SBA syllabus: Modules 1, 6, 8

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.

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.

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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