Improving Bees by Raising Your Own Queens-Two Day Course in Cornwall
Tutors: Roger Patterson, Jo Widdicombe, Nick Bentham-Green, Dave Ledger
Saturday, 14 May & Sunday 15th at Harrowbarrow. Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th at Mt Edgcumbe start time 09:30 (BST) on all days.
2 Two day courses:
Course 1 – Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th; 09:30 to 16:30 both days.
Course 2 – Monday 16th May and Tuesday 17th ; 09:30to 16:30 both days
Costs: £75.00 for 2 days. BipCo and BIBBA members will receive a £10 discount.
You will have to find your own accommodation, but there is a wide variety in the area including campsites, B&Bs and hotels.
This area of Cornwall is ideal for a short break, so why not make an extended stay?
The improvement of bees is an important part of beekeeping. The suitability of bees to the environment and their temper are issues that concern the caring beekeeper, but are not often included in tuition.
This course will cover many of the topics and techniques that will suit the “ordinary” beekeeper, with a large practical element that is easy to understand. It is intended to be fun, not intense technical information.
further details From:- http://bipco.co.uk/events.html
April 5th saw the Annual meeting of the Cornwall Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Group in Hayle.
This rather poor quality night photo is the group that attended , led by James Kilty with a bit about the B4 project from Bob Black and discussion from Tamsin Harris, Andrew Beard, Graham Caines and Maggie Freegard. Apologies were sent by Lewis Meyer and Roger Dewhurst. James and this group have been central in promoting the Native Bee in Cornwall and assisting other bee-keepers with equipment to start queen rearing and selection.