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North Cotswolds Beekeepers Talk
17th November 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North Cotswolds BeeKeepers Association has invited members of Shipston Beekeepers to the following Zoom talk:
Alternative hives and the responsibilities of the new-age beekeeper
Megan has been keeping bees for 25 years and has 25 hives headed by her own home–bred queens. She has worked for the National Bee Unit since 2008 and is the Seasonal Bee Inspector for North Somerset and Bristol. Megan is a very practical beekeeper and appreciates the shortcuts that beekeepers like to make to keep within their budgets. However, in her world the welfare of the bees comes first and she believes that if we provide a home for them then we have a responsibility to keep them healthy in that home.
Megan’s talk will illustrate the huge range of alternative hive types including some of the more unusual designs. She will emphasise that no matter what hives we use, all of our bees are at risk from the same pests and diseases and need to be inspected regularly and thoroughly. Megan will also give us an update on the present status of Small Hive Beetle and news of recent Asian Hornet incursions.
Details of the Zoom session are in the Members Area