Jane Medwell – Positive Aspects of Swarming

Jane Medwell – Positive Aspects of Swarming

Jane Medwell – Positive Aspects of Swarming

Wed
04
Mar2020

From 7:00 for 7:30

At The Friends Meeting House

Miller Street, Newcastle under Lyme ST5 1QJ

'Positive Aspects of Swarming- catching them, housing them and using them'

Jane Medwell is a Master Beekeeper who “picked up” beekeeping from her mother and has passed it down to her son. She keeps bees in Warwickshire, where modern beekeeping is very different from the carefree practices of her childhood. She ran around 40 colonies for many years but now keeps only half a dozen colonies, and does a good deal of teaching, training and examining. She is Chairman of Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers.

Swarminess is a bee trait beekeepers once prized - but we are less keen now! At this time of year we are all thinking about swarm prevention. However, a certain number of swarms are inevitable and in this presentation, I will consider how we can catch them, keep them and make the very best of them. I will share my experience, and that of some of my colleagues and there will be a prize for the best swarm story on the evening!