šŸ„ˆObservation. Interpret what you see – BIBBA

Lateral thinking and observation are two of the most valuable assets a beekeeper can possess. There are many things an observant beekeeper will spot during a colony inspection that others will
miss. This ability does come with experience, but the key is to know what is normal, so you can spot something different. A colony of bees is telling you something all the time. The best teachers of beekeeping have 6 legs and 4 wings, not two legs and no wings. Good beekeepers are able to interpret what the bees are telling them and what may happen in 2, 5 or 10 days time.

Part of a series of webinars ā€œSound Foundations in Beekeepingā€. Ideal for those who have recently started, but there will be material suitable for the more advanced.

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Date

27 Mar 2021

Time

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Online

Organiser

BIBBA
Website
https://bibba.com/

Speaker

  • Roger Patterson
    Roger Patterson
    Deputy Chair of BIBBA

    Roger was brought up on a farm in West Sussex and started beekeeping in 1963. He has travelled widely, speaking on and demonstrating practical beekeeping, where his down to earth approach gained by observation, lateral thinking and being taught by many colonies of honey bees for over 50 years is appreciated. He is privileged to have seen different bees being kept in different conditions, which, together with removing several hundred wild/feral colonies has formed his opinion of what bees are best suited to our fickle climate.

    Roger encourages beekeepers to use simple management techniques and keep good tempered, healthy and productive bees that suit their locality. He has not bought an imported queen for well over 50 years, preferring to rear his own from the best of those that have survived locally.

    He is a prolific writer and owns and manages Dave Cushmanā€™s website www.dave-cushman.net, that is accepted as one of the worldā€™s most comprehensive beekeeping websites.

    In his three webinars, Roger will attempt to cover some points the other speakers may have omitted. He will address some of the issues that face beekeeping and some the previous speakers may have raised. Apart from a few short spells, honey bees have been imported on a fairly large scale for over 100 years. Importation doesnā€™t seem to have solved anything, other than to weaken the stock that is already here for short term gain.

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