Introduction to Beekeeping

Introduction to Beekeeping

Southside Beekeepers Club's
Introduction to Beekeeping Course

One Day: 9am - 4pm

Southside Beekeepers Club In Apiary
on the grounds of Monterey Secondary College (Frankston North)
Club Members :  $100
Non Members :  $160 (Includes full New Club Membership)

Topics Covered:

  • History of Bees & Beekeeping
  • Bee Colony identification
  • The Lifecycle of a Bee
  • Hive components
    • Brood & Super box types
    • Bases, Lids, feeders, escape boards, etc.
  • Beekeeping Equipment & usage
    • Hand Tools
    • Suits & Gloves
    • Smokers - Types and how /when to use
  • Personal & Bee Safety
  • Colony Identification
    • Castes:  Queen, brood, workers
    • Cell identification - brood / drone / queen
    • Honey & Pollen stores
  • Seasonal Hive opening & Closing
  • Feeding - What to feed them and When
  • Hive location
  • Hive maintenance & harvesting
  • Introduction to FlowHive & Other Beekeeping techniques

 Attendees will require a Bee Suit & Gloves to participate in all practical activities in our apiary.  If you do not have a Bee suit and gloves please mention this in the comments area and we will be in touch to assist you to acquire a suit or we may be able to loan you a club suite (limited number available)

Due to Bio Security all members using their own suit and gloves must make sure the suite and gloves be unused\new or  have been cleaned to avoid contamination with any colonies outside the club's apairy.

 To attend our course you are required to become a Southside Beekeepers Club Member.  By signing up for this course the details you provide will form part of your membership application to become a member.

opening of hives subject to weather conditions

Course Properties

Course Date Sat 19, Oct 2019
Course End Date Sat 19, Oct 2019
Registration Start Date Sat 17, Aug 2019
Capacity 14
Registered 14
Available place 0
Cut off date Fri 18, Oct 2019
Individual Price Course Fee $100 + New Membership $60
Monterey Secondary College
21 Silvertop St, Frankston North VIC 3200
Monterey Secondary College
160.00 $
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