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Honey Bee Colony Building and Swarm Control Workshop

September 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Prevent swarms, build stronger bee colonies and learn how to prepare for a stellar summer.

Canberra Region Beekeepers will conduct a hands on workshop exploring time-honoured methods for building bee numbers quickly and intervening to prevent swarming. The singular objective of the course will be to assist club members to maximise honey production and to prevent swarming.

The workshop will be conducted by Alan Wade, Frank Derwent and Agnes Koros. Since the training session is apiary and not classroom based it may need to be rescheduled to match apiary conditions and the weather. An informal follow-up session may be needed to handle emergency and supersedure queen cell development arising out of swarm control measures undertaken during the workshop. Course participants will be expected to pick up a hive tool and reorganise bees, hence the strict limit on participant numbers. This workshop is for Beekeepers who have had some training and who have actively managed their bees.

PLEASE NOTE: In case of bad weather the workshop will be rescheduled. All attendees will be contacted prior to the event if it is cancelled. Those unable to attend the rescheduled date will receive a full refund.


September 28, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Jerrabomberra Wetlands Apiary
2 Dairy Road Fyshwick
Canberra, 2609 Australia


Canberra Region Beekeepers