Advanced Top bar Beekeeping

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Advanced Top bar Beekeeping

Time: November 16, 2013 from 10am to 12:15pm
Location: Havelock North
Street: 12 Emerald Hill
City/Town: Havelock North
Website or Map: http://www.greenurbanliving.c…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Janet Luke
Latest Activity: Oct 15, 2013

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 Advanced Topbar Beekeeping

Run by Janet Luke

Location:- 12 Emerald Hill, Havelock North.

Date:- 16th November, 2013. 10am-12 midday ( Saturday). If raining we may use Sunday 17th as a back up day.

Cost:- $40 pp.

Required Equipment:- Bee suit

Topics covered:- this workshop will cover the active management of a Top bar Hive. We will go over:- - the methods of catching a swarm and hiving in a top bar. -the management of natural comb -organic varroa control such as Oxalic Acid Vapourising. - how to manipulate and handle natural comb to check for AFB in the 'prescribed" TBH method -harvesting excess honey stores. -seasonal management of a top bar hive.   During this course we will visit several different top bar hives and all participants will have the opportunity to handle and manipulate comb.

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