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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 programe 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.

 

To access this please log into your account via the website (if you don’t know your log in, first try the first three letters of your first and last names and use the forgotten password prompt) If you still can’t get in, please email admin@aucklandbeekeepers.co.nz  

 

February 8th

11am - Hive opening
12pm - Midday Lunch

Talk topics - Starting at 12:30pm
   - Autumn re-queening - what you need to know
   - Varrroa - where to from now
   - The art of creaming honey
   - Extraction basics - open discussion
   - Ask what you need to know - share your experience

 

February 22nd EXTRACTION DAY

9.00am - Removing honey off the hives (2-3 hours)

Extraction Kitchen: Grey Lynn Library hall - 474 Great North Road
DO NOT PARK IN THE LIBRARY CARR PARK, use the nearby side streets.

10.00am - Honey extraction (3-4 hours)
Great opportunity to learn and help during the day
      Things you can learn:
            Creaming demonstration
            Uncapping methods

12.30pm - Lunch at the extraction kitchen. Please bring something to share, there will be tea and coffee available

2.00pm - Putting the wets back onto the hives

 

March 9th - Field Day & Honey Show

Honey Show entries to be recieved by 11am
Unitec Campus: A map and directions will be provided nearer to the time

11am - Hive opening
12pm - Midday Lunch

Talk topics - Starting at 12:30pm
   - AFB and exotics- the basics
   - Robbing- causes, what to do and when it happens
   - Wax rendering- turning your wax into blocks
   - Storing honey boxes- wets
   - Wasps and other hive pests

We will be providing an afternoon programme while the honey show is being judged, details soon.

 

April 11th

11am - Hive opening
12pm - Midday Lunch

Talk topics - Starting at 12:30pm
   - Wintering down- taking your bees through winter
   - Weak hives- combining
   - Beginners challenges- open discussion, lets talk about the fears, problems and mistakes

 

May 11th

11am - Hive opening
12pm - Midday Lunch

Talk topics - Starting at 12:30pm
   - The clubs hives- what worked and what didnt
   - What did you learn from this season
   - How to plan for the next year