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Visiit to Glyn Canter's Apiary

Published on 18 July 2016  | Download | back to previous

This is an image from this news item. (click to view the video)On 10th July , 11 members attended Glyn Canter’s Apiary near Cowbridge.

Glyn is a long-standing member who has kept bees for many years, and was formerly involved in training as part of the Association’s Beginners’ Course.
He is now looking into raising queens on a small commercial scale, and has been undertaking training with Duncan Simmons, who runs a commercial bee breeding operation in Cornwall, and contributes regularly to Beecraft. Glyn hopes to be producing queens and nucs for sale by next year.

Glyn described in detail the method he uses to raise queens using a CupKit system. He showed us some of the ingenious methods and pieces of equipment  used , many of which he has designed and built himself.

We then looked at some of his colonies , and marked a queen. This was followed by a very welcome cup of tea, after which we moved on to Glyn’s out-apiary, set in an idyllic spot, by a pond and screened by trees.

The visit was greatly enjoyed by all  who attended. Many questions were asked and answered, and we all learnt a great deal about a very complex subject.
Thank you, Glyn!

(If any member is willing to have a visit to their apiary, could they please contact Greg Nuttgens at gnuttgens@yahoo.co.uk)

                               

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