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Queenright and Broodright
Colony cohesion comes from having a queen and brood. In the absence of either, things can begin to break down, perhaps ultimately ending up with a doomed colony with laying workers. This lecture explains the contribution that either queen or brood pheromones make to colony well-being, how to spot early when problems are developing, and how to help problematically queenless or broodless colonies recover in good time. This lecture is aimed at the more novice beekeepers and is grounded in observation and practice.
About Dan Basterfield, NDB
Dan grew up with beekeeping around him, earning pocket money by clipping and marking queens. Having spent 15 years working in large companies, he returned to the family beekeeping business in Devon in 2005, and with his father expanded the business and built a brand new Honey Farm as the centre of their honey production, queen raising, and teaching activities.
He is a regular lecturer around the UK on practical beekeeping topics. Daniel wrote some of the BBKA's Course in a Case training courses, has contributed to the BBKA's Liquid Gold and Swarming videos, and most recently co-authored the BBKA's Healthy Hive Guide book.