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Beekeeping Workshop

Introduction and basics

Next Available: Sat, 28 May 1:00PM (AEST)
2 hours 30 minutes
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

297 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 (65 reviews)
Kimrated it
24 Apr 2022Beekeeping Workshop
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Lachlanrated it
23 Apr 2022
Absolutely fantastic! Really interactive and informative. If you are thinking of starting a backyard bee adventure then this is certainly a great way to start. Information is all relevant and informative!
Zondarated it
23 Apr 2022
Robert was very friendly and made the information very accessible. I feel more confident about starting my new hobby of beekeeping.
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Cancellations & Refunds

Refunds and Transfer requests incur a $10 administration fee.  

A minimum of 7 days notice is required for refunds and/or transfer requests. Refund and transfer requests with less than 7 days notice (of the scheduled  date) qualify for a 50% refund or credit towards the new date. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice qualify for a 20% discount on the next booking made.



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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