Lecture: Landscape and Bees

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Wednesday 27th January, 8pm Landscape and Bees with Jane Stout Bees are highly mobile organisms and use different habitats in the landscape for feeding, nesting, mating and overwintering. The diversity and arrangement of different types of habitat, and its quality in terms of providing resources for bees, affects how bees can live in and use […]

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Lecture: Nutritional requirement and supplemental feeding

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Marin Anastasov talk: Nutritional requirement and supplemental feeding Nutrition is a basic biological need and the pre-requisite for a healthy and productive colony. Carbohydrates provide bees with the energy for flight, movement and heat, while protein, fats, vitamins and minerals are needed for the growth, function and development of the colony. This talk will cover […]

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Lecture: Queen Management Essentials

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Queen Management Essentials with Juliana Rangel How to manage queens successfully including some of the common causes of queen problems. Juliana will show us how to determine whether a queen is aging appropriately and if her colony is doing well, or if she is failing and it is time to replace her with a new, […]

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Lecture: Swarm Control

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Swarm Control with Ged Marshall Swarm control without the nine day checks . . . how to survive the Summer without repeatedly inspecting the brood chambers and still get large yields.

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Lectures: Geographic Origin and Authenticity of UK Honey Samples and Flower Power – The Science of Pollination. CABK

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Lecturer 1: Ayla Paul, University of Reading   Geographic Origin and Authenticity of UK Honey Samples Ayla is now completing her PhD thesis and will speak about her research on the origin and authenticity of UK honey samples. She will give insights of the various methods – mass spectrometry, trace element (geology) analysis and pollen […]

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Lecture: Why are Queens Failing?

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Why are Queens Failing? with Jeff Pettis Are your queens not living as long as in the past? Do your colonies fail to Re-queen themselves after a swarm leaves or when you expect a queenless nuc to rear a new queen? Queen problems are on the increase and Jeff will cover some basic queen and […]

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Lecture: Freebees – bait hives for profit and pleasure – talk given by David Evans

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About this Event Starting with a brief overview of honey bee colony reproduction David will cover the role of scout bees in identifying a new nest site, the process of swarming, bivouacking and then relocation to the chosen location. After a brief digression into capturing swarms he will discuss setting up bait hives, the choice […]

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