Sunday, 25 November
There are two types of beekeepers (and everyone else in between): those that keep bees for their honey, and those that keep bees in a holistic way with an appreciation of the natural world, the environment, and the vitally important role that bees play in pollination and maintaining genetic diversity. Natural Beekeeping is the philosophy which includes the latter. In this course, we will go over the principles of Natural Beekeeping as they apply to Warre and Top Bar Hives.
Presentations in the morning will cover the following points:
- A short history of Natural Beekeeping, including Australia
- Bee nutrition and health
- Pests and diseases
- Natural reproduction
- Creating a bee friendly garden
- Hive design and management practices
In the afternoon, we will go out to the apiary to examine a number of Warre and Top Bar hives in situ.
Course instructors Michael and Warren have combined beekeeping experience of more than 25 years. Warren is an expert on Natural Beekeeping using Warre Hives. Michael is a professional beekeeper and business owner of Win’s Creek Meadery and Bindaree Bee Supplies
Morning tea and Lunch are included at Win’s Creek Meadery.