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Managing Apidea Mating Nucs
Apideas - and similar polystyrene mini mating nucs - provide a small and effective means of mating queens, far less demanding of resources than traditional 3- or 5-frame mating nuclei. Having used Apideas since the early 1980's, we will review how to establish, manage, and maintain these small seasonal colonies. Includes some general tips on queen raising.
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 revised Healthy Hive Guide book.