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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 programme 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.

 

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February 9th  
11am - Hive opening
12pm - Midday Lunch
12pm - Special General Meeting
12.30 - Talk Topics
               - Autumn Re-Queening
               - Varroa Treatments
               - AFB Checks

 

February 16th - Extraction day  
9am - Removing honey off the hives (2 - 3 hours)
9.30am - Extraction of honey at the kitchen (4 - 5 hours)
               - Creaming demonstration
               - This is a great opportunity to learn and help during the day
12.30am - Lunch at the extraction kitchen / apiary
               - Please bring something to share, there will be tea and coffee available.
               - Directions to the kitchen will be provided at he apiary

 

March 9th - Field day and Honey Show
Honey Show entries need to be recieved by 11am
Building, Room & Map to location to be confirmed

11am - Hive opening
12pm - Midday Lunch
12.30 - Talk Topics
               - Robbing - causes, what to do when it happens
               - Wax rendering - turning your wax into blocks
               - Storing honey boxes - wets
               - Wasps and other hive pests

 

April 13th Field day and working bee
Working Bee - start time to be confirmed
- Morning start to get the garden and grounds around the apiary looking good.
- Bring your gardening tools!

11am - Hive opening
12pm - Midday Lunch
12.30 - Talk Topics
               - Wintering Down - getting the hive ready for the winter
               - Weak hives - combing
               - Hive records - making records that work

 

May 11th
11am - Hive opening
12pm - Midday Lunch
12.30 - Talk Topics
               - The clubs hives - what worked and what didn't
               - What did you learn from this season
               - Hive set ups - planning for next year