Short and sweet two hour course, designed to give you first hand experience working with bees. Find out what goes on in the hive and how to manage these fascinating creatures.
All of the workshop dates are on Sunday afternoon and start 2:00 pm
This course dispels the myth that beekeeping is somehow too complicated, or perhaps dangerous. Even without a Flow Hive, beekeeping is not complicated, and bees are basically very gentle creatures. We’ll cover all of the important points from the two-day course in two hours. What you don’t learn or don’t remember here, you can easily pick up from a bit of extra reading or YouTube. Most of the time is spent in front of the hive, handling the bees and inspecting the hives. We’ll examine four different hive systems including Langstroth, Flow, Warre and Top Bar hives. The course is limited to four people at a time, so you’ll have no excuse for not asking questions, or not getting in and enjoying the experience of working with these animals first hand.
So if you’re curious to find out about bees, or just getting started in beekeeping and would like a few tips and instruction on how to look after them, this course is right for you.
16 - 17 November
Honey is pure raw energy, produced from hundreds of thousands of flowers and tens of thousands of bees.
In this course, we'll suit up, collect honey frames and bring them into the shed for extraction. We'll go through uncapping, spinning, and filtering of the honey and explain the steps involved in rendering beeswax to produce exquisite hand made candles. We'll demonstrate how to do a health inspection and prepare your hives for winter. Finish with a tasting of honey and mead.
The course is ideal for anyone just starting in beekeeping or wanting to gain more experience and confidence looking after these fascinating creatures. Suitable for adults and older age children. Covers Langstroth, Warre, Top Bar and Flow Hives. It's not necessary to have previously taken the Art & Science of Beekeeping Course.
Starts at 9:00 and finishes at 3:00. Morning tea and lunch are included. We'll do the beekeeping in the morning when it's cooler.
Bindaree Bee Supplies and Wins Creek Meadery are offering a unique beekeeping course. Bindaree will provide instruction on the Art & Science of Beekeeping and Wins Creek Meadery will be catering on both days. What better way to spend a weekend away, enjoying and learning about these fascinating creatures.
Whether you have a flow hive, Langstroth, top bar or Warre hive, the principles of beekeeping are the same. Art & Science is a two-day course covering what we know about bees and how to look after them. The Science of beekeeping will cover bee genetics, biology and disease control. The Art of beekeeping involves actual hands on experience working with these animals and constructing the frames and hives for them to live in.
Four course dates are offered with a limit of 10 people per course. Course attendees get priority bookings for honey bee colonies to start their new adventure. For the November and December courses, you could bring your hive and bees home with you after finishing the course.