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ONE-OFF QUEEN CELL PRODUCTION POWERPOINT TUTORIAL FOR COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPERS & LONG-TERM HOBBYISTS
WOODLANDS MOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, 126 KERIKERI ROAD, KERIKERI 2030
 
 
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 apiculture 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        

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Hello Beekeepers
 
ONE-OFF QUEEN CELL PRODUCTION POWERPOINT TUTORIAL FOR COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPERS & LONG-TERM HOBBYISTS
60 SELWYN ST, LEESTON 7632, MID CANTERBURY
 
 
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 apiculture 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. Complimentary NZ Beeswax goody bag
 
9.30 am to approx. 2.30 pm          $190 pp (GST incl)
 
More info, terms & conditions please contact: 
Maggie Phone 027 629 9388 or email mjqueenb@xtra.co.nz        
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Hello Beekeepers
 
ONE-OFF QUEEN CELL PRODUCTION POWERPOINT TUTORIAL FOR COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPERS & LONG-TERM HOBBYISTS
ARTS VILLAGE, 1240 HINEMARU STREET, ROTORUA 3010
 
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 apiculture 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        

    

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      
 
 
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 apiculture 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.  
  
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BEEKEEPING KNOWLEDGE POWERPOINT TUTORIALS
 
These informative fact filled tutorials are aimed at hobbyist and entry level beekeepers, as another strategy in your ongoing beekeeping learning toolkit to compliment beekeeping practical knowledge and experience in working your own hive/s, and club activities.  Reference throughout the tutorials is made to both hobbyist and commercial sectors.  This Masterton tutorial is my last North Island event, before queen cell production gets underway for my commercial customers. Each topic has allowance for questions, answers and discussion.  Photography not allowed.  Note taking most welcome.  Please see my advert below.  
 
I am based on the mid Canterbury plains.   Work experience includes 20 years queen cell and queen bee production for commercial beekeepers, and honey production.  Also, a number of years as resource writer, photographer, and practical beekeeping tutor Levels 3 & 4 for two divisions of Lincoln University.  For over ten years, in autumn, for the South Island Honey Bee Surveillance programme I undertook hive inspection with very large contracts.  
 
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 apiculture 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. As a hobbyist I was secretary/editor five years for the Christchurch Hobbyist Beekeepers' Club, also two years branch secretary for the Canterbury NBA, and more recently five years secretary co-coordinator for the Canterbury Hub ApiNZ from which I resigned this year.  
 
So now I have got so much to tell regarding beekeeping, and it has come time to change tack and decelerate. Enquiries most welcome.   
 
Maggie James
Certificate in Queen Bee Rearing
Quality Queen Cells, Queen Bees, Honey & Tutorials
60 Selwyn Street, Leeston 7632, Canterbury, New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 


The Marlborough Beekeepers Association will be holding a workshop on "Preparing for the new season" at the club's hives at the Community Gardens, at the end of Ballinger Drive, off Budge Street, Blenheim, at 2pm, 30 August 2020.
This workshop will cover most aspects of getting the hives ready for spring and summer, including checking the condition of the hives and honey stores, applying varroa mite treatment, and preventing swarms. If the weather is warm enough, the hives will be opened up for a look and varroa mite treatment applied.
All welcome. Please bring your beesuit if you have one, otherwise veils in limited numbers can be provided. 

    

This event began 15/01/18 and repeats every month forever


Taranaki Beekeeping Club
Monthly club meeting

    

This event began 20/02/19 and repeats every month forever


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

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