Récolte de propolis brut après avoir gratté les cadres de corps de ruche

The awakening of bees and propolis on 28 and 29 January 2023

This training is aimed at people wishing to learn how to value the products of the hive such as wax and propolis. Beekeepers who want to make protein candi and protein syrup with honey and pollen.

Awakening bees and enhancing propolis

 Training: Prix 300 €

A 50% deposit to be paid at the reservation and the balance is to be paid on site at the farm

For couples, a 50% discount and deducted from the internship price of the spouse.

Target audience: Hobby beekeeper, beginner and neo-beginner.

Training location: 4 Route du Bois Laurent 39190 Augea Jura.

This course is organized on two axes !
First :

You will learn to value a product of the hive «propolis», we will see the production of a hydroalcoholic mother tincture and a mother tincture in aqueous solution, how to make a balm with propolis, beeswax and thyme. We will see together how to harvest the scraping propolis. It’s a propolis I keep to make a mother dye I use for bees. Crop propolis using the grids is a high-end, pure propolis that is sought after by cosmetic laboratories. I reserve this propolis for personal consumption.

Secondly :

As the title indicates, it is the awakening of bees. It’s time for the bee shepherd to prepare a protein candi to help our bees. By giving them a good pep boost with this candi, you’re giving the queen information to get back to work. The purpose of homemade candi sugar is to provide a boost to bees as they leave winter. The first container of about 700 g is to be distributed at the first rising moon of the year, in 2023, on January 21. The protein candi is powerful, it should not be considered as a food supply, but simply as a way to restore fishing to the bees who have just spent 4 months partitioned inside the hive. Winter bees that live 4 to 5 months are reaching the end of life, so it is essential that the transition be done with spring bees in the best possible conditions. This year the hazelnut kittens froze, so the bees could not enjoy it. The next pollens arrive at the beginning of April with the first dandelions, so it is important to make up for this lack with the candi, which gives the queen enough energy to restart the laying. We will also see the development of a protein syrup for the second phase of bee awakening.

Purpose of the training:

You will learn recipes and above all you will master the whole of what you bring as input in your hives and you will be autonomous. At the end of the internship, you will be armed with a solid base to wake up your apiary and increase the good health of your daughters to bring them to the door of spring and overcome winter mortality.

Internship program:

Arrival and reception of trainees at 8:30 am at home. Coffee, croissants upon arrival.
9 h 00 start of the course, theoretical part.
12:00 lunch in a local restaurant (Jura speciality).
2:00 p.m., start of farm practice.
18 h 00 fin du stage. Debriefing, feelings, questions, during a small round table.
Same organization for Sunday. You bring your benevolence and sympathy, I take care of booking the local restaurant to have a good time of exchange on our common passion. With a little more musical at the end of the evening:)

Practical Course:
  • Development of a mother dye and balm
  • Manufacture of candi and protein syrup
  • Distribution of candi without cooling the hive
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Honey from the bees
35 Le Bourg Derrière, 39150 - Fort du Plasne, France

Phone: +33 6 32 58 28 00

Siret: 39093649000031

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