28th April 2018, 10am-4pm
Although the course is full (we have over 100 registrants), we will run a waitlist for interested people, in case folks drop out. We will offer to re-allocate places based on the date/time of your expression of interest, which will be automatically recorded.
An un-missable opportunity will arise on SATURDAY 28th APRIL to participate in a Kent Bee Health Day, in conjunction with the National Bee Unit Bee Inspectors, Sandra Gray (RBI), Kay Wreford, Mark Patterson and Michael Cooper (SBIs). This will be the ONLY such course this year in Kent, possibly in the SE Region so please make every effort to attend.
The course will provide these benefits
- an opportunity to examine combs with EFB, AFB (protective and disinfectant materials will be provided)
- see these relatively rare but Notifiable diseases at first hand
- combs will also be available with lesser conditions such as sacbrood, chalkbrood
- in the apiary, learn the techniques employed by inspectors in looking for Notifiable Diseases
- see also the techniques used to check colonies for exotic pests, such as Small Hive Beetle and Tropilaelaps
- learn the latest legal situation and current Best Practice in the control of varroa
- see the various varroacides available, discuss their pros and cons
- learn about biotechnical (Husbandry, non-chemical) methods of varroa control
- hear about the current situation in respect of the Asian Hornet, how to detect it and how to report it.
This is a great opportunity to quiz the Bee Inspectors and to network with beekeepers from all over the County.
Cost per person: £10, to include tea/coffee, but bring your own packed lunch. As this is a waitlist, we will not be taking any money, but should places become available, we will arrange payment with you.