2017 New Season Preparation

A three evening course for those who’ve completed a year’s practical beekeeping experience, and those wishing to use the course as a refresher.  Typically, beekeepers start out with a small young colony, and now wish to prepare for managing a more mature and demanding hive and colony in their second year onwards.  The course includes:

  • Review and discussion of your past season
  • Equipment Checkpoint
  • New Season Hive Inspections – first, spring, summer, autumn
  • Pest and Disease Awareness
  • Swarm prevention – Pagden method
  • Swarm Collecting Overview
  • Uniting Colonies
  • Foraging and honey creation
  • Extracting Foraged Honey
  • Outline of other produce from the hive
  • Autumn treating and feeding process
  • Preparing the hive for winter



Methodist Church Hall, Middlefield Road, Hoddesdon EN11 9ED

Welwyn Garden City 

Christchurch Baptist Church (Peartree), Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1LG

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