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ABC Field Days Events

All advertised Field Days and meetings are held. If the weather is unsuitable to open hives, an alternative programme is held under cover. We provide tea and coffee at lunchtime.
For lunch bring your own or something to share. Some hives will be opened in the morning and others at the conclusion of the talks.

Field days are held on the  second Saturday of the month at the ABC apiary in Point Chevalier, public are welcome to join us on these days.

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August 12th
11am            Set up – Hive opening
12 midday     Lunch
12.30            Siting a hive
             Hive records
             Spring feeding
             Varroa treatments
             Disease checks – Kim Kneijber


September 9th
11am    Working bee frame wiring and waxing
            Set up – Hive opening
12 midday        Lunch
        Spring build up and management
        Swarm collection (please bring your swarm boxes
        To share ideas with new members)
        Bait boxes
        Smoking – to light a smoker a few methods
October 14th
11am     Set up – Hive opening
12.00 midday    Lunch
12.30    Pollen trapping   
            Cut comb production
            Queen replacement
            Expanding the hive


November 11th
11am     Set up – Hive opening
12.00 midday    Lunch
            Solar wax melting
            NZFSA – Food laws, including Tutu