Swansea & District

WBKA is a support organisation for Welsh Beekeepers.

Please contact our Association Secretary Julian for all enquiries concerning beekeeping, for this Association.

Association Secretary, Martin Davies Email : sdbks.secretary@gmail.com

Our Spray Liaison Officer : Please contact the Association Secretary.

To view our Website, click http://www.swanseabeekeepers.org.uk/

Swarm control course which takes place in Swansea

Sat, 29 Feb 2020 – Sun, 1 Mar 2020,

We will explore why honeybees swarm, and how beekeepers can detect, manage and control this swarming. We will compare and practice all of the main swarm control methods – Pagden, Demaree, vertical split, shook swarm, nuc making, etc. We aim to give students a deeper understanding of the honeybeee behaviour behind swarming, and a good awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the commonly encountered swarm control and prevention methods. The course is classroom-based and does not use live colonies – however this allows us to step through various methods, pausing, repeating, or undoing specific manipulations without concerns of distress to colonies, concentrating on the principles and method in question.


Last page update 08/02/2020