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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 11th    
11am - Hive opening
12pm - Midday Lunch
12.30 - AFB – What you need to know!
         - Varroa Treatments – what's available & effectiveness
         - Sighting Hives – Sun, Wind and Hive stand
         - Spring Feeding – Yes? or Why?
         - Frame rotation

 

September 8th    
11am - Hive opening
12pm - Midday Lunch
12.30 - Swarm Control – early warning signs, how to avoid, do you want to avoid
         - Swarm Catching – Joys, Dangers and Equipment required
         - Sighting Hives – Sun, Wind and Hive stand
         - Spring Management – What’s that? And build up
         - Varroa – test resistance to treatments

 

October 13th    
11am - Hive opening
12pm - Midday Lunch
12.30 - Spring Re-Queening – Why
         - Preparing for the flow
         - Splits - Why, When, What to look for
         - Lighting a smoker - How to

 

November 10th    
11am - Hive opening
12pm - Midday Lunch
12.30 - Pollen Trapping
         - Cut Comb – how to
         - Solar Wax Melter
         - Tutin and NZFSA – food Safety