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.