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Practice makes perfect

posted Mar 6, 2019, 2:28 PM by Helen Mooney
Last evening in Westport, I had a chance to meet up with my old study group- a group of welcoming, knowledgeable and engaging beekeepers, who continue to motivate and support beginners, as much as they did when I came through their door as an absolute beginner around 8 years ago now. My first experience of the study group, was joining it late, as I did not know it existed, and being made very welcome but being very confused as I grappled with all things practical, such as swarm control, queen rearing, splits and nucs etc etc. Evidently, it was time well spent and I was fortunate enough to be asked to return last evening and share my experience of maintaining productive colonies. 

It has been a busy few weeks, and no two lectures have been entirely the same (farmers, Athlone IT students, intermediate study group etc.), so I hope all of this practice will enable me to deliver the main precepts of beekeeping as clearly and effectively as possible.