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    Attached are flyers detailing the topics covered and the speakers for the two days. I am looking forward to seeing you there. Daniel.
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    Its good value at $435.00 thru SIT. A full time tertiary course costs the govt about $10,000 per full time student, by the time tutors, admin and content are paid for. This is Apiculture course is at about Year 13/Seventh form level...60 credits at about 5-10 hours work per credit, so say 300-600 hours work at home over an academic year, equivalent to about 10-20 hours weekly work at home over a 30 week tertiary study period ...so it looks like a course that costs the govt at least $2000 per student in tutors fees and admin and content development -available at to students at $435.00. That’s good. Last time I looked at doing it myself it was about $1000.00 thru’ another tertiary provider. By subsidising course fees the government is aiming to get more qualified people into the apiculture industry, but home beekeepers with a good grounding in basic best practice is also an advantage to the wider commercial sector. A friend did it and found it to be helpful to her beekeeping. The Telford courses are awesome. I did two of their horticulture qualifications back in 2012 and 2014. Usually you get the notes and coursework posted to you and its all done hardcopy via the mail. If I’m correct, a bit antiquated, but the advantage is that more people can do it and it doesn’t rely on computer and internet. The course booklets are usually really thorough summaries and they’re well written and enjoyable. I know Telford tutors review course content yearly to keep topics relevant.
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    I agree. I always leave ApiVar in for 10 weeks
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    Cost for current MBA members is $10
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    The demo's were cool! But I'm a dog lover so anything dogs do is going to be considered cool The conference was great I thought, how good was Dr Sammy's talk on Varroa?! Wow.
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    Should be a very interesting session I wish I could make it
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    It is so great that we have now been invited to join the AFB talk on the morning of Friday 28th at the 2019 Apiculture Conference. We are looking forward to telling our AFB Detector Dog story and how we can help you in your fight against AFB. It’s been nearly 10 years since our first AFB Detector Dog was trained and there has been a lot of hard work by Richelle and Rene. We feel we have the experience and now would like to take the next step of having our dogs recognised, certified and Annually audited. See you there .... We have a site outside and some Detector Dogs Demos happening too.
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    Having done the course, I say quite a lot actually. Combine it with club meetings once a month for the practical side, and it works very well. I could almost guarantee anyone would learn something from it, even those with years of experience. But ya know thats just my personal opinion!
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    That’s OK @tudor yes the longer treatment period has been used in NZ for a while now. Interestingly this is using it off label and therefore we are using it illegally. This all came about when it was first selected as a chemical to be used in NZ but no one was will to spend the money to go through the process to legally change the treatment period required in NZ.
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    Hi @dansar, I have a clear memory of 12 weeks being recommended on this forum. Some internet searching reveals: Issued: September 2017 AN: 00031/2017 SUMMARY OF PRODUCT ... www.vmd.defra.gov.uk/productinformationdatabase/SPC.../SPC_1251888.DOC "If brood is not present or at its lowest level, the strips can be removed after 6 weeks of treatment. If brood is present, leave the strips in place for 10 weeks and remove the strips at the end of treatment. " And recommendations vary from country to country. I would be grateful if others would check my "clear memory" and I will amend the 12 weeks to 10 weeks. thanks very much.
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    Thanks for picking up on that Linda. I have updated the calendar.
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    I'm not sure Linda. I will update as and when I receive more information.
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    No second Sunday of the month
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    To anyone watching this topic. I've moved the bees into the afternoon when the rain is expected to clear. Ill be in the shed sorting bee gear this morning so you're more than welcome to drop in for a cuppa and a chat.
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    The movement isn't trembling as such but the affected bees clearly move differently to the non-affected bees. If I was describing a human I'd call them tentative. I'll charge up the camera and try to capture it.
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    Would be interested to see a short video of the bees on top of the frames, if possible Rob? Keen to see the 'trembling' . . . well . .'keen' not the right word
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    Fiona's Fan Club I think
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    Or put the lid back on and come back another time ...
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    Hi @Kevin F The monthly repeat will be on the 21st of each month. If you would like the 3rd Monday, please post as a SIMILAR EVENT and just set the date
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    Hmm It’s the 23rd today. Event is for the 9th...a tad late?
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    What time ?
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