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Contact Ruth Anderson

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Introduction to Bees & Beekeeping 2017

Theory and practical sessions covering the lifecycle of the honeybee, Plants & Pollination, beekeeping equipment & it’s use, the colony cycle, keeping your bees healthy, what to look for in the hive, swarm prevention & much more.

Tuesday evening & Saturday morning sessions will be held in

West Kilbride Village Hall; 1 Arthur Street KA23 9EN:

7.30pm – 9.15pm (arrive 7.20pm): Tuesday 28th March; 11th April; 18th April; 25th April

Saturday 22nd April in the Village Hall

Session 5 & 6: 10am – 12.45am (arrive 9.50am); (lunch 1pm )

Practical Apiary Session 1.30pm-3.30pm - Meeting & handling Bees at the Apiary

Sunday 7th May 2017 in the Village Hall

Session 7: 11am – 12.30pm (arrive 10.50am); (lunch 12.45/1pm )

Practical Apiary Session 1.30pm-3.30pm - Meeting & handling Bees at the Apiary

Tuesday 28th March Introduction to bees & beekeeping Ruth Anderson

Tuesday 11th April The cycle of the colony – working with your bees. Austen Brown

Tuesday 18th April Plants for bees, pollination & fertilisation Lynne Bates

Saturday 22nd April Equipment - hive manipulation Austen Brown

Saturday 22nd April Why open the hive- what to look for. John Tyler

Saturday 22nd April Apiary visit Opening the hive & handling bees Austen & John

Tuesday 25th April Keeping your bees healthy – pests & diseases Jane Sik

Saturday 7th May Swarming – swarms & swarm management John Tyler

Sunday 7th May Apiary visit Checking health & development Austen & John

A piary visits need to be flexible as they are weather dependent - Please keep

Saturday 14th May free in case earlier dates are unsuitable. Bees are hyper-sensitive

to odours so it’s inadvisable to wear perfume, aftershave, scented suncream, cream etc