Beginner Course - Thursday evenings – 7th Sep - 5th Oct, 2023 (5 evenings in total). Each session will run from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm.
Plus two field days at the Club’s Chartwell or Wingate apiaries on dates to be advised.
Participants must be current club members.
To provide practical experience in manipulating a bee hive and carrying out general management practices
To provide an understanding of the physiology of a bee colony
Identify bee life cycles
Understand the mechanisms of a bee colony
Understand the terminology used in the beekeeping industry
Identify beehive component parts
Manage bee colonies for survival and productivity
Inspect and manipulate a bee hive
Protective clothing and occupational health and safety
Opening a hive, hive components and assembly
Bee biology and seasonal management
Diseases and pests of bees
Extracting and storing honey
Inspecting hive for disease
Honey marketing, food safety and record keeping
Other products from the hive
Cost $250 which includes an instructional workbook . Participant numbers limited to 20.
The course will be held in the Johnsonville Community Centre, Trust Room (room at the top of the stairs from the main hall entrance on Moorefield Road).