We had such a good time last year, we're doing it again this year. Meet us at John's for a discussion and (weather permitting) hive inspections.
We'll have an emphasis on identifying a healthy hive and brood, and identification and appropriate action for diseases.
It's a great skill refresher and brain-wake up after winter, and perfect timing to get us thinking as we work hives through the spring build up.
Your lunch and a drink.
CLEAN beekeeping suit. (a few loan suits available for newbeeks)
Frames for disease identification if you have any - MUST BE WELL WRAPPED AND BEEPROOF. ... DON"T bring:
any comb, hive boxes or hive components on the back of your truck. Seriously. We're getting together to talk about bee health people - make sure you're walking the talk by keeping your gear to your own bees.
All beekeepers and aspiring beekeeper welcome. If you don't know who John is or where to go, please call Deanna Corbett for details - 06 8768852 or 027 244 1751. (Email reminder will also be sent to the Buzzsheet list within the next 36 hours, which will include full address details).