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Inspecting the health of your bee hive

Learn about the different techniques bees for inspecting your bees for maximum results. We will outline the different things to look for.

Learn about the different techniques bees for inspecting your bees for maximum results. We will outline the different things to look for.



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This course is designed for people who want to learn about the optimum inspection techniques for the bees in their backyard. There is approximately 45 minutes of content followed by a 15 minute question and answer.

This course is conducted by Barry The Beeman. Barry is the creator and administrator of Australia's largest backyard beekeeping group on Facebook, with over 10,000 members (Backyard Beekeeping Australia).

In this session, we will cover the following topics:

  1. Safety clothing options
  2. Bee stings
  3. Relocating a hive
  4. Smoker and other tools
  5. Lighting a smoker
  6. Pests and their treatment
  7. Diseases and their treatment
  8. Honey bee casts
  9. Honey bee lifecycles
  10. Re-queening, when and why
  11. Identifying everything in the hive
  12. Eggs
  13. Wet brood
  14. Capped worker brood
  15. Capped drone brood
  16. Emergency cups
  17. Queen cells - swarm vs supercedure
  18. Nectar
  19. Honey
  20. Pollen
  21. Propolis



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