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Beekeeping Workshop


Next Available: Sat, 27 Jan 9:00AM
2.5 hours

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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 is $65 (inc. GST) and 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 $11.50.)
  • Bee Brush (Normally priced at $10.)
  • Veil (Normally priced at $29.95.)
  • 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


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Bee Sustainable

Vendor sincce 2015

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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Cancelation & Refund Policy

24 hours notice is required for refunds and/or transfer requests.

Should your refund or transfer request occur within the 24-hour window, a $20 admin fee will be applied.

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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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Amy

07 November 2017 • Beekeeping Workshop

The workshop was perfect for beginners like myself. Rob was incredibly knowledgeable and very entertaining. I left feeling amazed by the wonder of bees and excited to one day start my own hive.

Katie

05 July 2017 • Beekeeping Workshop

A great introduction to Beekeeping in a relaxed setting. The class was very informative and Robert was an excellent instructor!!

Alex

27 June 2017 • Beekeeping Workshop

I really enjoyed and appreciated learning to make my own frame. It was worth it just for this experience.

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