A challenging season (2021) – what happened and why? with Geoff Blay MB

Geoff reflects on 2021’s unusual and challenging season and looks at what we lessons we can take from it to make the the coming year better.

About this event

The presentation identifies where the main problems arose, explores the reasons for those problems including the theory and actual weather patterns, and looks at the effect that those had on bees. It majors on four subjects namely, colony losses last winter, swarm pressures, queen mating and “wet” honey. Finally it looks at what we can learn or change for the future management of our bees.

Geoff Blay is a Master Beekeeper and runs G & J’s bees which has a number of apiaries in South East Somerset and Northern Dorset. He has provided informative presentations on a range of subjects to local organizations and beekeeping associations including seminars at the BBKA convention and has been active in the education of both new and experienced beekeepers.


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20 Jan 2022


7:00 pm


Somerset BKA
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