Wax Production and Replacing Old Comb

Marin Anastasov
NDB Marin started beekeeping in his teens and developed his initial beekeeping knowledge and skills while studying towards BSc in Animal Science in Bulgaria. Later, he completed an MSc in Organic Farming at Aberdeen University. He is passionate about sustainable food production and his entire working career has been in organic food and farming. Marin is a Master Beekeeper and gained his NDB in 2017. He currently manages 30 colonies in Gloucestershire. Marin is Trustee of Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association and is the Chairman on the BBKA Examinations Board. He is an assessor for the Basic, General Husbandry and Advanced Husbandry certificates and has contributed to the development and running of the General Husbandry and Advanced Husbandry training programmes for the BBKA. Marin is co-author and led the implementation of the BBKA Certificate in Honey Bee Breeding, including providing the training and support to both future candidates and assessors.

Wax production and replacing old comb (colony management)
The wax that bees use for comb building is secreted by their wax glands and unlike honey, propolis and pollen it is not collected and brought in to the hive by foragers. This talk covers the aspects of wax secretion by the honey bee, the nutrients needed for its production as well as some of the properties of wax that makes it perfect for storage of honey and brood rearing. We will also discover how much and what nutrients the bees require to produce wax, as well as some of the important physical and chemical properties of bee’s wax. As beekeepers, we need to ensure we replace the comb in our colonies on regular basis and we will also look at the different techniques for replacing comb, methods of melting wax, management of wax moth and comb sterilisation.

This webinar will be live but not available after the event. BIBBA members will be able to register to attend the live zoom meeting with the option to ask questions (email will be sent to members closer to the event for them to register).

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Date

18 Jan 2022

Time

7:30 pm

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Location

Online

Organiser

BIBBA
Website
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Speaker

  • Marin Anastasov
    Marin Anastasov

    NDB Marin started beekeeping in his teens and developed his initial beekeeping knowledge and skills while studying towards BSc in Animal Science in Bulgaria. Later, he completed an MSc in Organic Farming at Aberdeen University. He is passionate about sustainable food production and his entire working career has been in organic food and farming. Marin is a Master Beekeeper and gained his NDB in 2017. He currently manages 30 colonies in Gloucestershire. Marin is Trustee of Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association and is the Chairman on the BBKA Examinations Board. He is an assessor for the Basic, General Husbandry and Advanced Husbandry certificates and has contributed to the development and running of the General Husbandry and Advanced Husbandry training programmes for the BBKA. Marin is co-author and led the implementation of the BBKA Certificate in Honey Bee Breeding, including providing the training and support to both future candidates and assessors.

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