From: $150.00 inc GST
Our in-depth 5 hour beekeeping course is designed for people who want to keep bees at home. Learn what you need to set up your apiary, experience inspecting an entire hive and receive personal advice on which hives best suit your needs and goals. Maximum number of participants just 5 people!
Select the number of participants you wish to book for then scroll through the calendar to October or the month you want to book in.
Select a date in green that suits you.
Then click on the start time that appears below the calendar.
Finally hit the “book” button and make your payment.
Please note: Courses recommence in October 2021. Dates for the season commencing October 2021 will be released in August.
Our 5 hour beekeeping workshops are designed to teach people how to begin keeping bees at home. Our hands-on workshops run from October until April in Bywong, NSW which is 20 minutes from Canberra and 3 hours from Sydney.
Topics covered in the course include:
– Essential equipment to start beekeeping and what is not
– The pros and cons of the different types of hives available (we go through Langstroth, top bar, AZ and horizontal hives during the course)
– How to light and use a smoker
– How to identify the queen, worker and drone bees
– Identifying honey, pollen, brood, pests and disease within the hive
– How to extract honey from the hive, without purchasing an expensive extractor or Flow Hive and sampling honey
Our workshops are designed for maximum hands-on time and mentoring. We believe in quality over quantity and want to tailor the experience to meet your needs. Therefore participant numbers are limited to a maximum of five people per workshop.
What to bring:
Protective gloves, suits and sunscreen are provided. Our protective suits range in size from kids to XXXL. Please wear enclosed shoes, boots are preferable. Long sleeved tops and pants are also recommended but not essential. Please bring your own bottle of water. Light refreshments are provided.
Finally, bees are attracted to sugar so bringing soft drink will tempt them inside your beverage!
This is a beekeeping course therefore if you suffer from anaphylaxis or an allergy to bees or bee products we highly recommend you do not attend.
This course is for participants aged 14 years and older. Children under 16 require an adult participant on the course unless you obtain written approval from us prior to the course.