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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  

 

September 26th

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

Talk topics - Starting at 12:30pm

  • Swarm preparation and catching
  • Swarm prevention
    • Splits
    • Adding more space
  • Bee breeds and their differences (Italian & Carnie)

 

October 10th

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

Talk topics - Starting at 12:30pm

  • Requeening
    • The options
  • Using a smoker
    • Lighting
    • Fuel
    • Storing
  • Question and Answer Session

 

November 14th

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

Talk topics - Starting at 12:30pm

  • Pollen trapping
  • Making a solar wax melter
  • Honey food laws - including Tutin