A talk about the Beefarming Apprenticeship Scheme by Richard Cooper.
Swarms Don't Panic!
First check: "Do you have a Swarm?"If you still think you have a swarm of honeybees, call one of our local collectors. They'll want to know things like: 1) Where the swarm has landed (tree, fence...)2) How high is it3) Whether it's accessible4) What size is it (football, grapefruit...) 5) How long has it been there6) Where you are Our swarm collectors are:• David Fitzpatrick (lead) - Farnham 07710 583587• Oliver Chadwick - Farnham 07980 559898• Geoff Redwood - Hale 07767 274509• Charles Durham - Hale 01252 718849• David Baines - Elstead 01252 702280• David Clague - Godalming 01483 420261• Ian Clifton - Hindhead 01428 608264 • Peter Roeder - Bordon 01428 712939
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Welcome to Farnham Beekeepers A Division of the Surrey Beekeepers' Association
December in the Apiary
Check hives regularly, especially after bad weather.
Ensure colonies have access to good stores.
Prepare carefully if carrying out oxalic acid treatment.
Use cold spells to move hives or carryout changes to the apiary.
New equipment lists ready for Christmas lists or the Sales
Plans & New Beekeeping Resolutions in place for 2017.
Records up-to-date & new records set up for 2017.
Increase your knowledge through Winter Talks and courses.
Enjoy the festive season and make sure your bees do too!