🥇Honeybee behaviour – a look at the mechanisms bees use to manage their lives – BIBBA
In this talk we look at the colony cycle and why the population fluctuates throughout the year. This doesn’t happen by accident and understanding how and why it happens is important for
beekeepers who want to successfully manage productive colonies. Consideration is given to why the queen’s laying rate fluctuates and the mechanisms that influence population size. Finally, what is nest homeostasis and how do the bees control it?
Part of a series of webinars at an intermediate/advanced level which is intended to satisfy all experienced beekeepers and will appeal especially to the more progressive ones, but should also be relevant to those of lesser experience who wish to understand their bees more.
If you are looking for more webinars by BIBBA, you can find them here.
Lynfa lives in Aberystwyth and has kept bees with her husband, Rob, for 15 years. During this time she has worked her way through the BBKA assessments to become a Master Beekeeper and in 2019 gained the National Diploma in Beekeeping (NDB) which is the highest beekeeping qualification in the UK. She now enjoys sharing the information she has learned with other beekeepers and takes an active role in teaching new beekeepers in her local association and more
widely across Wales. Lynfa is a regular examiner for the BBKA and WBKA and sits on the WBKA Learning and Development Committee.
Lynfa currently has approximately 25 colonies which she mainly manages for honey production, something which often proves challenging in a wet West Wales! In addition, she raises her own queens and uses these to produce nucleus colonies and to replace her own stock.