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Student visit to the Apiary

Kevin Pope, SBI, guides students through a full disease inspection

We were fortunate to have a burst of sunshine to accompany Kevin Pope, SBI, as he visited the WDBKA Apiary to carry out a full inspection. Students from our Beginners’ Course were able to observe the process and paid close attention to Kevin and his running commentary. By the end of the morning we were pleased that all four hives had been given a clean bill of health.

Please click on the ‘Apiary’ tab at the top of the page to follow a record of the colonies as the season progresses.

This year the Apiary Management Committee have decided to trial a variety of hive configurations. It will be interesting to compare the observed benefits and potential shortfalls of the different arrangements.

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