Swarming impulses and how to manage them. BBQ
Date: Tuesday the 29th September 2020
Venue: Hantz Honey 31 Lower Lake Road, LEESTON
Start time: 5.30 pm
Meal: Barbeque – supplied $10 per person and Beers - (BYO)
Topic: Swarming impulses and how to manage them.
Presenter: Ashley Mortensen from Plant and Food Research Hamilton
Talk Title: “Why do bees make honey? So they can swarm!”
Dr Ashley Mortensen, Senior Scientist with The New Zealand Institute of Plant and Food Research, discusses the biology of the honey bee colony and why they are so motivated to swarm during peak honey production. Biological drivers of swarming and management strategies to reduce swarming will be examined.
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