WBKA Webinars are free and available to all. We do ask you to register in advance.
Our next Webinar:
Preparing for successful spring build up, by Marin Anastasov, Master Beekeeper, NDB
Thursday 14th October at 7.30 pm
As the seasons go from autumn to winter, and from winter to spring, the colony undergoes significant changes in the physiology of its inhabitants. This ensures the bees have all they need to survive the winter and provides the foundations for productive colonies the following spring. There are a number of operations that we need to complete (and sometimes avoid) to ensure our colonies have the best chance of survival through the winter and come through it ready for the spring build up. This talk covers common reasons for winter colony losses, the common reasons for colonies failing to build in the spring, and some of the important management operations in the autumn, winter and spring to ensure our colonies remain healthy and productive.
Marin holds a BSc in Animal Science and an MSc in Organic Farming. He is passionate about sustainable food production and his entire working career has been in organic food and farming. Marin is a Master Beekeeper and gained his NDB in 2017. He currently manages 30 colonies in Gloucestershire. He is a trustee of Gloucestershire Beekeepers’ Association and Chairman of the BBKA Examinations Board.
You can watch recordings of most of our previous Webinars. Click on the title:
Recording coming soon: Rational Varroa control – Thursday 16th September 2021 by Professor David Evans
Recording: The Honey Harvest – Thursday 5th August 2021 by Lynfa Davies Master Beekeeper, NDB
Recording: Bees for Development: the power of bees to change people’s lives – Thursday July 22nd 2021 by Nicola Bradbear
Recording: Bee Photography – Thursday, July 8th 2021 by Claire Waring
Recording: Anaphylaxis & Bee Stings – Thursday, June 10th 2021 by Dr Stephen Kelly
Recording: Pre-emptive Swarm Control – Thursday May 6th 2021 by Wally Shaw
Recording: Climate Change – Thursday 29th April 2021 by Professor Gareth Wyn Jones
Recording: Apiary Security– Thursday 15th April 2021 by PC Dewi Evans
Recording: Comb Management – Thursday 8th April 2021 by Lynfa Davies, NDB
Recording: Disease Recognition– Thursday 25th February 2021 by Frank Gellatly, RBI Wales
Recording: The National Bee Improvement Programme– 12th February 2021 by Jo Widdicombe
Recording: Benefits of Locally Adapted Bees – 14th January 2021 by Wally Shaw
Preparing Honey & Wax for Christmas gifts and for show -10th December 2020 by Joyce Nisbet
There isn’t a recording of the webinar but there is a handout here: 10th December webinar notes
Recording: Spoon Butter & Other Uses for your Beeswax – 19th November 2020 by Pauline Aslin
Recording: Recycling Wax & Frames – 8 October 2020 Jenny & Wally Shaw share their methods of recycling old frames and wax
Recording: Asian Hornet – the story so far– 10 September 2020 Frank Gellatly, RBI Wales with the latest Asian Hornet updates and information.
Recording: Preparing Bees for the Winter – 27 August 2020 Following on from the varroa control webinar, Wally Shaw presents on getting colonies ready for winter.
Recording: Varroa control – 6th August 2020 Lynfa Davies NDB on the important topic of Varroa Control.
Recording: Ways to improve your beekeeping knowledge and skills – 23rd July 2020 Caroline Mullinex explains the system of exams and assessments for beekeepers.
Recording: Swarming – 9th June 2020 Wally Shaw on swarming and swarm control.