4th Honey bee Management revision post: good apiary hygiene

I started my own post on apiary hygiene, but then decided this one was so much better! This is great advice for all beekeepers!

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A 4th revision post for the British Beekeeping Association’s Module 1 exam, Honey bee Management, which I’m taking in March. Skipping forward a little again, onto 1.9 on the syllabus:

“The Candidate shall be able to give a detailed account of:-

1.9: good apiary hygiene

This is one of the points I feel a little more confident of, because we are lucky enough to have fantastic teachers like John Chapple and Andy Pedley down at the apiary, and they often talk about good hygiene.

Why try to be hygienic? The answer is obviously to try to keep your bees as healthy as possible, and avoid the spread of diseases such as Nosema, European Foul Brood (EFB) and American Foul Brood (AFB). It can also help ensure your honey doesn’t become contaminated in any way.

Here are a few points to consider:

Clothing

  • Bee suits

How clean is your bee…

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One thought on “4th Honey bee Management revision post: good apiary hygiene

  1. Emily Heath says:

    Wow, thanks Deborah! That is sweet of you. I’m sure there’s loads I missed out though!

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