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BEEKEEPING KNOWLEDGE TUTORIALS

    

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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