Comb is the basis of our honey bee nests. It is strong and versatile, performing several functions, but over time becomes dark in colour and could potentially harm bee pathogens. Comb management is an important skill that all beekeepers should learn to benefit their beekeeping and to maintain the health and productivity of their colonies.

This talk will looks at how bees make wax and what they need to produce it. It will also describe the management practices that can be employed to ensure your colony has clean comb. Knowing how to avoid stressing the colony during these manipulations is also important and the talk will cover the best time to carry them out and the key requirements of the bees. The talk is at 7.30pm on Wednesday at Staunton Village Hall.

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