BIBBA TAKES PART IN A WEBINAR
The stay-at-home initiative from the government has put paid to bee conferences, training courses, apiary visits and local meetings. The BIBBA team has dragged itself (kicking and screaming) into the 21st Century by participating in its first webinar.
Nick Mawby hosted the webinar that started off with a live (10 minute) apiary inspection of a nuc that was split three weeks earlier as a swarm prevention measure. It was great to watch a beekeeper doing the inspection in real time.
Roger Patterson then gave a fascinating presentation and chat called “Keep Your swarms to Yourself”. As well as mentioning the need for swarm prevention, Roger went into the triggers for swarming, control actions and some sensible tips to not be wrong-footed with swarms from your colonies. He also mentioned some of the triggers that are induced by the beekeeper!
The final 10 minutes were interactive Q’s & A’s from the webinar attendees.
Overall, it was felt to be both interesting and useful, with good positive feedback. Roger is planning a series of webinars at two levels to suit both the less experienced and more experienced beekeepers amongst us.
If you have an interesting idea for a webinar, no matter how long, let us know on the feedback form please. If the topic isn’t long enough for a session, several can be put together.