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Please see advert below & forum thread in General Beekeeping..  Enquiries most welcome to mjqueenb@xtra.co.nz or 027 629 9388
 
Advert Beekeeper J April 2020.pdf

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60 Selwyn St, Leeston, Canterbury 7632
 
One-hour tutorials commence 10.30 a.m $20 
Two-hour tutorials commence 12.30 p.m $40 
Attending two tutorials same day $55 with complimentary homemade soup & pie or pizza lunch, plus a NZ Beeswax goody bag 
 
 
One hour:  Establishing & Siting an Apiary
Two hours: Flower & Bee Relationships & the Pollination Process
 
 
More info, terms & conditions please contact: 
Maggie James phone 027 629 9388 or email mjqueenb@xtra.co.nz   
 
 
Hello Beekeepers
 
Twenty-five years ago, loving the outdoors I struck on the idea of having a beehive as a hobby, and then I dived into beekeeping with gusto!  I studied at Telford via correspondence.  In those days Telford also offered a queen bee rearing certificate, so once I completed the beekeeping knowledge cert, I launched into queen rearing studies.  To complete my queen rearing cert, I was required to be at Telford for 8 weeks, and during this time there was major emphasis on stock selection, grafting techniques, and artificial insemination. 
 
Back home, my first customer enquiry to buy queen cells was for 600!  I really thought it was a hoax, particularly when the guy said he was travelling from the deep south with a chocolate cake for a Saturday a.m. cuppa!   Well, I got heaps of referrals from that outfit.
 
I then shifted to Leeston, Mid Canterbury, which fortuitously coincided with the breakup of the Airborne Honey beekeeping operation.  All the ABH guys were excellent beekeepers and I ended up with all of them as my customers.  I was based at a large local extraction plant, hence more customers.  I have great commercial referees, and some of my customers I have retained for 20 years.  The local guys get smaller amounts of cells, but those from long distances generally 70 or 144.  Over the years, I have produced tens of thousands of queen cells. 
So now I have got so much to tell regarding beekeeping, and it has come to a time to change tack and decelerate.  
 
One-off queen cell production PowerPoint tutorials for commercial beekeepers & long-term experienced hobbyists
  
Topics covered include colony selection, feeding & stimulation, pollen, royal jelly, starter & finisher hives & manipulations, cell bars & frames, grafting, breeder stock, setting up & running polystyrene mini mating nucs & yard, banking queens, incubators, basic biology. Tutorials in simple English, 250+ slides & handout.
 
9.30 am to approx. 2.45 pm          $190 pp (GST incl)
 
Note: Covid-19 and Air NZ cancellation of tickets has forced rescheduling of some previously advertised dates & facilities
 
Sundays: Other venues considered if demand
 
7 June Canterbury:  Deferred to 14 June
 
14 June Canterbury: ‘Gowanlea’, 981 Whitecliffs Road, Coalgate R D, 7673.  Followed by Corsons’ AFB dog demo, AFB hive burning, AP1 or AP2 regional AFB update, BBQ.  Please see forum thread Queen Cell Production Tutorial, AFB Sniffer Dog Demo & Hive Burning, Social Event & BBQ
 
21 June: Rotorua. Deferred to 16 August
 
5 July Whangarei: Quarry Arts Centre, 21 Selwyn St, 0110
 
19 July Hamilton: NZ Beeswax, 153 Maui St, Pukete, 3200.  Factory tour to follow
 
2 August Kerikeri: Woodlands Conference Centre, 126 Kerikeri Road, 2030
 
16 August Rotorua: Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru St, 3010
 
More info, terms & conditions please contact: 
Maggie Phone 027 629 9388 or email mjqueenb@xtra.co.nz     
 
   
 
Beekeeping Knowledge Tutorials
 
Sundays, 60 Selwyn St, Leeston, Canterbury 7632
 
One-hour tutorials commence 10.30 a.m $20 
Two-hour tutorials commence 12.30 p.m $40 
Attending two tutorials same day $55 with complimentary homemade soup & pie or pizza lunch, plus a NZ Beeswax goody bag 
 
NOTE: Covid-19 has forced rescheduling of some dates previously advertised
 
28 June
One hour:  Establishing & Siting an Apiary
Two hours: Flower & Bee Relationships & the Pollination Process
 
12 July
One hour: Bee Communication & Worker Tasks
Two hours: Causes & Controls of Swarming & Robbing
 
23 August
One hour: Introduction of a Mated Laying Caged Queen to a Hive
Two hours: How to Make a Top Split Hive
(Last year, these two tutorials delivered to Auckland Beekeepers’ Club with good feedback)
 
More info, terms & conditions please contact: 
Maggie Phone 027 629 9388 or email mjqueenb@xtra.co.nz        
 
 

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Hi all a meeting of beekeepers and all that are intrested in bees trying to keep things informal and low key come along and say hi plate of food for after helps to 

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Spring has sprung, and my phone is ringing daily with enquiries from people wanting to learn about beekeeping, so it must be time to run our annual beginners course again.

Run over six weeks commencing 26 September, Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm, and we'll also fit in at least one apiary visit on a weekend as weather allows.

We'll cover everything you need to know to keep a beehive happy and healthy throughout the year, including hive style options, health and disease management, legalities, honey production and much more.

Whether you've already got a hive and just want to beef up or are just thinking about taking the plunge, come along and have some fun.

All hive types and methodologies/philosophies covered.... Theoretical, legal and practical.

Contact me (Deanna) to register - phone home evenings (06) 876 8852.

Registration required.

Cost: $50 per person/family.

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Taranaki Beekeeping Club
Monthly club meeting

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Monthly meeting of The Buzz Club Otaki.  At Waitohu School Hall.  Friendly, knowledgable, come and learn about Beekeeping

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The Telford Certificate in Apiculture Knowledge is just the bee's knees for learning about bees and beekeeping for the professional or hobbyist alike. Study part time by distance learning. You can even enrol instantly online. Intakes start each month, so sign up today! Click here to enrol.
 
Qualification: NZQA Certificate Level: 3 Dates: Intake6: 03 June 2019 to 29 May 2020
Intake7: 01 July 2019 to 26 June 2020
Intake8: 05 August 2019 to 31 July 2020
Duration: One year, part-time
Location: Distance Learning from Telford campus of SIT Credits: 60  

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The Taranaki Beekeepers Club is open to all those who are interested in keeping hives of bees for
honey production or for pollination purposes.
We meet every 3rd Monday (except December) West Baptist Church, 144 South Road, Spotswood, New Plymouth.
Assemble is 7pm. We will endeavour to assist members in getting the best results from their hives by
offering advice and support from well seasoned beekeepers, followed by a cuppa and biscuit.
Everyone welcome.

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