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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 but please bring a packed lunch. The timings for the course will confirmed later but will start on Saturday morning and finish on Sunday afternoon.
***If you would like to apply please pay online and fill in and return this form.***
Please note that each course member will receive a mini-nuc (containing where possible a queen cell and bees) at the end of the course.