Non-standard medications for bees - A talk by Pam Hunter Master Beekeeper, at Atomwide offices, Orpington, Kent on Wed 7th October 7.30 for 8pm. Entrance fee £3.
Orpington Beekeepers Lecture Series
Speaker: Pam Hunter Master Beekeeper
Title: Non-standard Medications for the Control of Bee Problems
Date: Wednesday 7th October 2015
Time: Please arrive at 7.30 for 8pm
Entrance fee: £3.00
Synopsis: A variation on Is Natural always Nice? But concentrating more on the new medications. There is now a plethora of new medicaments available for treating colonies, some claiming almost magical properties. Almost all say that they are ‘natural’ and some that they ‘contain no chemicals’. Organic acids are frequently an ingredient. With so many products and such claims, we should all have amazingly healthy and productive colonies!. There are experimental data for some of these products while others seem to have none. I shall discuss many of these claims and examine the reality of such touching faith in anything natural. Overall there is some promise with a few products of activity against varroa, Nosema and chalk brood, but the beekeeper needs to be wary of accepting all the claims.
Venue: Atomwide Ltd, Unit 3, Ravensquay Business Centre, Cray Avenue, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4BQ. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/hNVVXwtzfEM2