Beekeeping Workshop

Beekeeping Workshop

Introduction and basics

Over 500 people have attended this class

Description

Bee Sustainable!

Produce, Preserve, Provide

There will be live bees and honeycomb to look at in a secure exhibition cabinet and a discussion of bee behaviour and hive management. The major items that make up a hive and their construction will be discussed. The equipment a beekeeper needs to work bees will also be reviewed. The major topics discussed will be:

  • Establishing a hive
  • Understanding the tasks to be carried out in spring
  • How to go about robbing and extracting honey
  • Swarm control

Participants will be limited to 8 to maintain an informal interactive format.

The cost will include:

  • A wooden beehive frame that will have beeswax foundation inserted as part of the workshop
  • A $5 discount on the book “Bee AgSkills” published by the NSW Department of Primary Industry (normally $27.50, $22.50 with discount.) The book is recommended and covers all the major topics with excellent photos.

Basic Beekeeping Kit includes:

  • Hive Tool (Normally priced at $13.50.)
  • Bee Brush (Normally priced at $15.50)
  • Veil (Normally priced at $54)
  • Smoker (Normally priced at $46.)
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What you will learn

  • Bee behaviour
  • The various major items that make up a bee hive and how to construct them
  • The major tasks in hive management

What you will get

  • A wooden beehive frame that will have beeswax foundation inserted as part of the workshop
  • A $5 discount on the book “Bee AgSkills” published by the NSW Department of Primary Industry (normally $27.50, $22.50 with discount.) The book is recommended and covers all the major topics with excellent photos.

What to bring

  • All materials provided

What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

The complete beginner or those who wish to ensure they have all the basic skills for bee keeping


Bee Sustainable

4.9
(303 Reviews)

Bee Sustainable helps people lead a sustainable life. We supply the necessary equipment and requirements to pursue self sufficiency with an emphasis on domestic food production and storage.

Robert, the proprietor of Bee Sustainable, comes from a bee keeping family and has been involved with various aspects of bee keeping over many years. The Bee Sustainable project has been Robert’s passion since he recognised the need for the services and goods now offered through the business.

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5.0 (69 reviews)
sebastianrated it
07 Aug 2022
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Chrisrated it
26 Jun 2022
Great 1 on 1 Saturday afternoon introduction to bee keeping and how to construct a hive which this spring I will bee implementing what I learnt with 2 hives on on 50 acre property using the 70 flowering guns and tee tree I planted with the view of always producing honey as a supplementary income in retirement. The last thing rob said to me is you can always ring when you need help chris scott
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24 Apr 2022
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.

OR

  • A refund can be requested 2 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 2 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 2 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

Participation in Bee Sustainable's classes and workshops are at your own risk. Whilst we take every precaution to take reasonable care of our customers, we acknowledge that bees and the kitchen environment can pose risk, and your attendence at our classes waives our liability for any injuries that occur.

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