Queen rearing course

Gregynog, Newtown. 10th and 11th August 2019 .

 The queen rearing course that is being held in Gregynog, Newtown on the 10th and 11th August. This is the information that is on the BBKA website:

‘The course is focused on the General Husbandry standard with the objective of each attendee being able to go home able to run their own queen rearing matched to their needs. It will not be prescriptive and will enable the attendees to make up their own mind about the method they would like to employ. It will not focus on grafting although it is a method that everyone should at least have tried at some point.

The course will be theory plus time in the apiary when different methods of queen rearing will be discussed and demonstrated.  There will also be several queen related manipulations again to the General Husbandry standard.

There will be a maximum of twelve on each course with two tutors. The lead tutor will be Sean Stephenson who has a lot of experience in queen raising and delivering courses.

The cost of the course will be £75, this will cover coffee, tea and biscuits and light lunch on the Saturday and Sunday. The timings for the course will be confirmed later but will start on Saturday morning and finish on Sunday afternoon.’

I have attached the booking form as it will not be possible for non-members of the BBKA to access this via the BBKA website. Please can this go out to all associations in Wales and encourage them to sign up as soon as possible if they are interested

Application form

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