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BENDIGO BRANCH VICTORIAN APIARISTS’ ASSOCIATION INC.
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Annual Pack-Down Day
with the addition of a Winter Working Bee with instruction in Bee Gear Assembly
As with last year the day is intended to be for newer beekeepers wishing to learn the skills of assembling and maintaining their bee gear to have some hands-on assistance.
Come along and be part of ...a group of like-minded people, enjoy the fellowship as well as satisfaction in mastering another skill.
A great opportunity to have those questions answered.
WHEN: Sunday28th April 2013.
WHERE: R & E. McDonald’s, 15 Sawmill Road, McKenzies Hill, Castlemaine.
Highway B180. (Please note - there are two Sawmill Roads in Castlemaine.)
VicRoads Directory Map 59, D3.
TIME: 10am to 4pm.
LUNCH: A barbecue lunch will be provided at $10. per person.
Tea, coffee and drinks available.
** Boxes will be wax-dipped (@ $5. per box ready for you to paint immediately – paint dries quickly due to the heat of the waxed box.
** Instruction on wiring frames, embedding wax foundation, wax coating plastic foundation.
** Fully assembled equipment will be available for sale.
**How to build a small solar bees wax melter.
HIGHLIGHT THIS YEAR –
American Foul Brood (AFB) detection - Beekeepers Teaching Beekeepers
• How to use AFB Test Kits
• How to take slides samples
• How to prepare Spore Test Honey Samples.
• Details of how to claim compensation
THINGS TO BRING:
** If you have a novice beekeeper friend who would like to share in the day, bring her/him along.
*** There will be hives nearby for the usual open hive demonstrations, so bring your protective gear – hat, veil, gloves, bee suit etc.
RSVP: by 12th April for catering purposes.
Bill Shay, Mob. 0419 337 276 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don McArthur 03 5449 3294. Email email@example.com