Beekeeping for Beginners Courses 20-OCT-2018

$299.00

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.

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Beekeeping for Beginners Course: Saturday 20-OCT-2018

To enroll in any of these course dates, please purchase your place here. Places are limited to approx 16 so book early to avoid disappointment.

Overview

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.

Format

Our course begins with theory in the club house 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, bee hive tools and other accessories needed in the apiary.

Venue

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 club house.

We are walking distance from Sutherland Station on the Bondi Junction to Illawarra (Cronulla or Waterfall lines). Head towards Eton Street

[South] and walk through the park boom gate. The Beekeepers club house is across the cycle track (road) in front of you. Car parking is available on street at the southern end of Eton Street, near house number 96 Eton Street. Our actual address is Waratah Park, Eton St Sutherland NSW 2232. The gate to our facility is next to 96 Eton St Sutherland where you’ll see a boom gate to walk through.

Note: These courses are limited to about 16 students so places will sell out fast. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Please Note

We have special pricing for partners so please contact us on education@beekeeperssutherland.org.au for further details.

For your own safety please wear closed-in shoes, long socks, long trousers and no perfume or hairspray.  We will have protective loan gear available on the day. Please check our map to prevent wandering around lost on the morning when you start the course. You can find a detailed map to our apiary on our contact page.

The course numbers are limited to ensure maximum support from our instructors and ensure the best possible practical experience with the hives. Payment must be received at least 7 days prior to course commencement no payment will be accepted on the day of the course, you will receive an email confirming your enrollment.

Refund Policy

  • A full refund is available within 24 hours of your booking if you change your mind
  • After that time, but up to 48hrs before the course date, the refund will be $275 to cover the costs of pre-reading material that will be sent out
  • A refund with less than 48hrs notice of the course date be $200 as that covers our cost of food and the book
  • If you have booked a partner, we offer a $100 refund if you apply for the refund no less than 48 hours from the course date

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