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The beekeeping year, over view.

Hive types and factors to consider in siting and deciding which to invest in.

The bee. The castes, and basic anatomy.

Swarming and queen rearing

Wintering.

Migratory Beekeeping

Honey.

Wax

8 modules there. What did I miss?

PH
 
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5...2 wooden National, 2 poly Nat & 1 poly nuc...bursting at the seams
Also 'Marking and Clipping'...books make it sound like origami whilst standing on your head with a hand tied behind your back!
 

oliver90owner 

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Varroa - history, basic anatomy and recognition, signs and symptoms and methods of treatment are more than enough for a 'module', I reckon!

Regards, RAB
 
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3 National Hives & 1 Observation Hive.(Indoors) & lots of empty boxes..
Get some bees?
 

tonybloke 

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3 Commercial hives with National supers, Top Bee Space. + 2 Nucs
The beekeeping year, over view.

Hive types and factors to consider in siting and deciding which to invest in.

The bee. The castes, and basic anatomy.

Swarming and queen rearing

Wintering.

Migratory Beekeeping

Honey.

Wax

8 modules there. What did I miss?

PH
Hive inspections - how, why (what to look for), when. could be another module
 

barratt_sab 

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How about:

Protective clothing and other equipment (and dealing with stings?)
Simple hive, nuc, frame construction

Also, if there's an inspections section, how about including external observations?
 

tonybloke 

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there's a lot to this beekeeping malarky, ain't there? LOL
 

MuswellMetro 

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Get some bees?
think i agree, some thing about source of bees dos and donts

how to install a nuc
what a good five frame Nuc should look like
How to buy one, colecting at night and installing next day
types of bees, carnies, mongrels, italains, buckfasts etc
buying local queens
replacing queens
Queen rearing


and need a section on Top bar hives, and differences in how they are managed etc
 
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keithgrimes 

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Actually you could do a lot worse than working your way through Dave Cushman's website
 

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Actually you could do a lot worse than working your way through Dave Cushman's website
I agree,how many of use go more than a few weeks without reading something on the site.

The only problem is new changes are not added as Dave is not to well so some things are out of date.
 

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