A one day course aimed at beekeeping for beginners including theory and practical lessons getting you up close and handling the bees in our apiary.
Beekeeping for Beginners Courses 14-MAR-2020
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Beekeeping for Beginners Course: Saturday 14 MAR 2020
To enrol in any of these course dates, please purchase your place here. Places are limited to approx 16 so book early to avoid disappointment.
This beekeepers course is aimed at beginners and enthusiasts who want to learn about bees and keeping bees in a backyard, rooftop or suburban area.
This course is run on one day from 8:30am – 4:00pm at our Apiary in Sutherland. Please be punctual we start the course at 8.30am sharp! We supply Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea for $299. All our courses are based on the current Units of Competency as outlined by www.training.gov.au and reference material is based on the Agskills publication.
Our course begins with theory in the clubhouse where you will learn all about bees from experienced beekeepers. After the theory, we usually pause for a cuppa at morning tea before heading head out to the apiary. The class will be split up in small groups so everyone gets a close-up view and hands-on experience as we open and inspect bee colonies in the yard. After a fully catered lunch, we will continue with a little more theory before returning to the apiary to inspect the engine room of the colony… known as the brood box. The day will continue with more hands-on experience then uncapping honeycomb, honey extraction, labelling and packaging your own jar of raw honey direct from our apiary to take home with you.
We will supply you with protective clothing and gear as well as the use of smokers, beehive tools and other accessories needed in the apiary.
Thanks to our permanent apiary, the bees are housed in productive colonies managed by our apiary officer and helpers so we will always have good examples of working hives just a few meters from our clubhouse.
We are walking distance from Sutherland Station on the Bondi Junction to Illawarra (Cronulla or Waterfall lines). Head towards Eton Street
Beekeeping Beginners Course