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BEE IMPROVEMENT FOR ALL WITH ROGER PATTERSON – HUDDERSFIELD

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In conjunction with the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) YBKA will be holding a “Bee Improvement for All” days on 10th November in York and 11th November in Huddersfield, to attract as many Yorkshire beekeepers as possible. We are delighted that Roger Patterson has agreed to lead both days

“Bee Improvement for All”.
An all day event in Huddersfield aimed at encouraging all beekeepers to improve their bees. The purpose is to help all beekeepers to continuously assess their colonies, so they have a good idea of which queens to cull, and which colonies to take queen cells from when they need new queens.

There will be tuition on how to raise queens using queen cells that bees often present us with during the summer, as well as some simple “artificial” techniques that may be suitable for the more advanced beekeeper, or those working in groups.

About Roger Patterson
An engineer by trade, Roger was brought up on a farm in West Sussex and started beekeeping in 1963.
He travels widely speaking and demonstrating practical topics, where his down to earth approach that is based on observing and handling a large number of colonies for over 50 years is appreciated. He is privileged to see different bees being kept in different conditions. This tells him the usual “Beekeeping by Numbers” approach isn’t always appropriate.

Roger encourages beekeepers to use simple management techniques and keep good tempered, healthy and productive bees that suit their locality.

He owns and manages Dave Cushman’s website http://www.dave-cushman.net, that is accepted as one of the world’s most comprehensive beekeeping websites. He is well known for his border collie Nell, who is probably the best known dog in beekeeping!

TICKETS £10

BRING YOUR OWN PACKED LUNCH OR BUFFET AVAILABLE FOR £10

ITINERARY

9.00 Assemble and tea/coffee if available.

9.30-10.45 Bee improvement session with Roger

10.45-11.15 Break

11.15-12.30 Bee improvement session with Roger

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.45 Bee improvement session with Roger

14.45-15.15 Break

15.15-16.30 Bee improvement session with Roger

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CALL: 07905190701 or 01325 315741