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The last webinar “The Basics of Bee Improvement” briefly gave the principles this webinar hopes to put into practice. We all have a part to play in improving our bees, because the quality of the bee population reflects the quality of the drones that are mating with queens. We can’t make improvement entirely on our …

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Bee Improvement isn’t often taught by local BKAs, therefore the concept may be unknown to most beekeepers. This presentation will explain to beekeepers of all levels the basic principles of what we are trying to achieve. Part of a series of webinars on Bee Improvement. These webinars are appropriate for all beekeepers. The emphasis will …

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“A hive of activity”; as the saying goes! To ensure the colony survives in a healthy state, honey bees collect everything they need from the surrounding area in the form of relatively simple, readily available, natural products. They then process these in sophisticated ways into such diverse items as building materials, miracle foods, antiseptic paints, …

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The North East Yorkshire Heather Moors are abundant in Ling heather during August. The heather honey is a prized and high value product, so why spend 50 weeks of the year working for 2 weeks of good weather in August? Tony will explain with this window being so short and unpredictable, how the bees have …

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Drones get a bit of a hard time and we often think of them being a drain on resources. But their role is absolutely crucial for the future of our beekeeping operations and so we mustn’t overlook them. As well as their important genetic contribution drones provide a coherence to the colony and their presence …

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Dave Cushman was in poor health in the last few years of his life and unable to work, so he spent much of his time building and maintaining what is considered to be the world’s most comprehensive beekeeping website. It is so good that it is accessed by beekeepers of all abilities throughout the world, …

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Comb honey is the ultimate ‘natural product’ which has become an almost forgotten aspect of beekeeping. However, as the consumer demands more natural and unprocessed products, the demand for comb honey is increasing. This talk will look at preparing your colonies, and the different ways of producing and presenting comb honey. Part of a series …

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Clare Densley and Martin Hann What is the Buckfast bee and why did Br Adam become so famous? Was Adam the first to experiment with bee breeding? Difference between bee breeding and queen rearing. What inspired Br Adam to create a specific “strain “of bee put into the context of the Isle of Wight disease …

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Many beekeepers switch off as soon as they bed their bees down for the winter, then put their feet up, only to panic in the spring. There is a lot to think about. What went wrong last year? How can we overcome the problems and improve next year? What can you study so you understand …

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