Flint and District Beekeepers Asscociation
A member of the WBKA
Courses

 

Thinking of becoming a bee keeper?

Saturday, 14 April 2018

At our Northop  College Apiary 1.30pm

Session will be a brief introduction to what it takes to become a beekeeper with a visit into the Association hives.

Cost £10 per person, over 14 years only.

Places limited to 12.

The next session will be later in September 2018 if you do not get a place on this session.

Please contact the secretary to book your place.




Practical Beginners Course April 2018

 

Venue : Northop Apiary except first meeting 


Session 1
Making a hive and hive parts. Practical session to show how to make up frames, brood box, supers. To explain the parts of a hive. We will be building a flat pack hive so it would be useful if participants brought along a small hammer.
Session 2
Handling the bees, lighting a smoker, protective gear and colony records. Full beesuits will be needed for this session as we go through the hive recording what we find. Bring along your smoker to have a go at lighting.
Session 3
The bee colony. Full beesuits will be needed for this session as we look at the different bees in the hive, find the Queen and possibly mark her.
Session 4
Controlled expansion. Full beesuits will be needed for this session as we look at a hive preparing to swarm and how to deal with this.
Session 5
Disease. Full beesuits will be needed for this session as we look through the hives to check for any sign of disease and discuss treatments.

Honey Session ( May/August/September)
Taking the honey crop (and varoa treatment). This will be arranged when the crop is ready throughout the season.

There are a limited number of association beesuits available to borrow. So although not essential it is advisable to provide your own.

Course numbers are restricted, the cost is £60 payable in advance. Course participants will be able to put their name on a list for a nuc. We can not guarantee when they will become available.

 

Please contact the secretary to book your place.