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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 

 

May 08th

11am - Hive opening & working bee
12pm - Midday Lunch

Talk topics - Starting at 12:30pm

  • The club hives - review of the year and what was learned
  • Planning for next season
    • Where to from here
    • What do you want to achieve from your hives
  • Winter feeding
    • Different types of feed
    • Variety of feeders
    • Advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Refurbishing frames 
    • A short introduction
    • Followed by more in-depth session to one side

 

June 12th

11am - Hive opening & working bee
12pm - Midday Lunch

Talk topics - Starting at 12:30pm

  • Winter maintenance tasks for the apiary
  • The Hive
    • Looking at setups
    • Equipment and its use
    • Adapting to the seasons
  • General Question & Answer session - bring along your questions

 

July 10th

Annual General Meeting

 

August 14th

11am - Hive opening & working bee
12pm - Midday Lunch

Talk topics - Starting at 12:30pm

  • Treatments - overview
  • Monitoring
  • Signes of varroa invasion
  • Honey Bee Health