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Natural Beekeeping – draft of websitenonote

Natural Beekeeping – draft of websitenonote

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Natural Beekeeping – draft of topics for YABeeP
 
Topics (ignore Headings in italics)Volunteerscompleted
Why practice Natural Beekeeping 
What is Natural Beekeeping - definitionsRobindone/? rewritelink
Natural Beekeeping principles
 Robindone/? rewritelinkNatural Beekeeping advantages/disadvantagesThe issues with 'conventional' beekeeping
Control v nature / beekeeper v bee
Cost = need to recoup expense =
outline conventional husbandry practicesThe problems bees face todayRobindonelink
Insecticides – esp. systemicRobindonelink
mono cultureRobindonelink
Output driven husbandryRobindonelink
Loss of habitatRobindonelink
Climate change/pollutionRobindonelink
Importing bees = disease, parasites &dilution of local/native genesRobindonelink
'treatments'Robindonelink
Swarm prevention practicesRobindonelinkThe solution – back to nature?
Managing bees
Installing bees into a TBHSwarm prevention
rights & wrongs
how to
the alternatives to preventionHarvesting/extracting honey etc.
Should I, if so how much?
when
how
Feeding your bees
General principles / should I do it?
edit
as
 
good intro
seasonal needs & variations
fondant & syrup recipes
feeding supplementsStarting the bees on a Top bar 
Overwintering beesQueens
Importing Queens – rights and wrongs
laying workers
raising new queens
Re queening – rights & wrongsTransferring bees from conventional frame tohorizontal/Warr 
éSplitting a hiveRecord keeping
Moving a hive
Sterilising hives & equipment – scorchingwashing soda
Preparing my hive for bees
Deciding on which hive type
(see bothhorizontal&verticalTBH below)
Painting/coating my hiveUnderstanding hive atmosphere
Seiminochemicals - pheromones,allomones, kairomones
Heat
The Bein
Placing my hive
urban/suburban/rural
distance from public
Keep em horizontal
magnetic orientation
height above ground
sun or shadeProtective clothing & equipment
Robindonelink
head gear – buy v home made
Robindonelink
 
Water spray v smokers
Robindonelink
bee brush/goose feathers
Buying a commercial TBH – what to look out for 
Getting your first bees (see herefor asuggested completed example for this topicarea)
Robinsee here
swarms
RobindoneLink
packages
RobinDone/?updateLink
baiting
RobindoneLink
General 
Hive ventilation & insulation - mouldBait hivesUsing beeswaxThe Bee Space
Stings
Allergy check & in case of emergency
Epipen
biology & mechanics of a sting
venom therapyBee's requirements
Pollen
Nectar 
Propolis
Water 
Planting for bees
 Beanie,Di, Juley
how can we sub divide this?gardens/smallholdings/allotments/flowers/trees/shrubs/veg/winter/spring/etc.?
 
The problem with hybrid plants
Bee photographyHive cams
Insurance
Calendar of the months/seasons – what beesdo whenGetting further information – links & bibliographySetting up a local TBH groupRobin

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