Introduction to Beekeeping Special Offer

Introduction to Beekeeping

To bee or not to bee

Next Available: Thu, 04 Jul 10:30AM (AEST)
1 hour
Over 20 people have attended this class


These winter school holidays why not join a fun and informative introduction to bees and beekeeping workshop? It is great for adults and/or families considering introducing a beehive into their home garden.

This workshop will cover an overview of bee life cycles, seasonal behaviour and the importance of bees in our world. Find out what is involved in becoming a beekeeper for the first time- including equipment, regulations and safety. Children are welcome but do not require a ticket to attend.

Bronwyn Woods

My interest in bees began in 1999 while I was undertaking my undergraduate Science degree. I went on from that degree to complete a Masters in Sustainability, where my continued interest in the way people interact with their surrounding environment, was fostered while working for the then Department of Sustainability.  

Living in most states in Australia I made my way back to Victoria in 2014 with my family. The purchase of a small hobby farm coupled with a passion for permaculture, drove me to conclude that the prioritisation of soil health and bees, would see us well on the way to our goal of self-sustainability. In late 2018 we purchased ‘Bob’s Beekeeping Supplies’ and we are proud to be able to continue to support and nurture the beekeeping community of Victoria and the rest of Australia. Our Beginner Beekeeping courses are known through-out Australia due to our style of interactive teaching, and we are proud of the level of competency that our graduates demonstrate. 

My passion for the younger generation to understand where their food has come from, has recently led to a new arm of the business dedicated to children, ‘Bitti Beeks’. This allows children to be fully involved with this hobby while having the confidence of ultimate protective gear. It has been wonderful seeing my own children becoming just as fascinated by bees, as I am.

We currently manage between 4 and 10 hives in our Apiary that are used for education purposes and 1 hive that is dedicated to producing our family honey.

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What you will learn

  • Learn about bees and hear how you can safely look after them at home!

What you will get

  • A chance to ask your questions from an experienced Beekeeper about starting a beehive in your backyard
Parking Info

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would  encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

What to bring

  • Weather dependent clothes

What to wear

Casual, closed shoes

Appropriate for

Adults- children are welcome too but don't require a ticket, home gardeners, urban farmers, permaculture enthusiasts

Edendale Farm

(928 Reviews)

Edendale is a small working farm on 7 hectares of land adjacent to the Diamond Creek in Eltham.

We are open 7 days a week 9.30 to 4.30 with the exception of Christmas Day. Entry to the farm is by a Gold Coin Donation into one of our donation boxes around the farm.

Edendale's purpose is to provide an interactive community and education centre to support sustainable living practices for the whole community.

Edendale offers:

  • Local native plant nursery
  • Preschool and school education programs
  • Community sustainability workshops
  • Family activities and events
  • Cafe Eden and spaces for picnics
  • Close proximity to Eltham North adventure playground reserve
  • Volunteer opportunities

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4.7 (7 reviews)
Donnarated it
04 Apr 2024
Very informative session and Bron was amazing at answering all the questions the kids put out there!! I'm looking forward to starting my beekeeping journey! :)
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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.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Edendale Farm or organised by Edendale Farm must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Edendale Farm


I agree to give Edendale Farm unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs, videos or recordings taken at Edendale Farm classes and events or on Edendale Farm premises. (For use of Edendale Farm marketing materials).

Photos and videos recordings will not be taken of children without written permission from parents or guardians.


Edendale Farm requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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