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20 November, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm| $125 - $135
Learn basic beekeeping for your backyard
Enjoy the many benefits for yourself and the planet from having your own beehive.
This one-day beginners beekeeping course will cover the principles of small scale, backyard and urban beekeeping, putting you on the path to enjoy the many benefits that beekeeping provides for you, your family and the planet.
Each beehive introduces nearly 50,000 pollinators to an area. As bees are under threat around the world, having an extensive population of bees in Australia contributes to our food security.
You will leave this course with a basic knowledge of beekeeping, the methods of keeping healthy, productive bees, and the importance of bees in food production.
At end of the session, participants will understand:
- Behaviour and biology of honey bees
- Setting up and maintaining a hive
- Buying bees
- Extracting honey
- Handling bees with confidence and respect
- Native bees
- Site assessment for hive placement
- Pests and diseases
- Challenges and solutions of keeping bees
What you’ll need to bring:
- Comfortable clothing and closed shoes
- Sun hat, Sunscreen
- Water bottle
The course will be fully catered with a wholesome lunch and morning snacks as well as tea and coffee.
Course price includes 6 hour workshop (excluding breaks), theory and practical, course handouts.
Scott Williams has been keeping bees for over 10 years and retails honey, honey products and beekeeping supplies from his store in Braidwood, NSW, at farmers markets and online. Scott studies with the renowned Bruce White and is certified as a Qualified Apiarist.