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. You'll learn how to do a health inspection and prepare your hives for winter. Finish with a tasting of honey and honeycomb from different types of hives and regions of Australia. You'll be able to sample some of our award-winning mead paired with a gourmet platter of local produce.
The course is ideal for anyone just starting in beekeeping or wanting to gain more experience and confidence looking after these fascinating creatures. The January course is during School Holidays and will be geared more towards children, ideally accompanied by an adult. The February course is 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.
Both courses start at 9:00 Saturday and finish at 3:00. Morning tea and lunch are included. We'll do the beekeeping in the morning when it's cooler.
Honey is pure raw energy. This is a short course focused on hive maintenance, health checks, and Autumn shut down. For the hands on beekeeping part of the course, we will collect and harvest honey from Warre, Top Bar and Langstroth hives. Take home a jar of your own freshly harvested pure, raw honey.
10 Feb, 20 Jan