Beekeeping workshops for Beginners
We offer one-day workshops on Beekeeping (European Honey Bees) at Lot 59 at Crystal Waters. They start at 8.30 in the morning and wind down around 15:30 in the afternoon.
The workshop includes theory of setting up a hive or two, bee behaviour, bee diseases and what to do about it, honey harvesting – the processes from finding a suitable site to placing a hive to extracting honey.
Our workshop is also of interest to people who don’t necessarily want to keep bees but would simply like to know a little more about honey bees. On the day you will learn how to assemble frames and boxes, how to wire a frame and insert foundation…and, weather permitting, you will have a chance to see inside a hive and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of bees.
Workshops are held during the spring and autumn when weather conditions are most favourable for out-door activities.
Group size is limited to approx 8 to 12 people.
Fee (includes notes and morning tea – please bring your own lunch ) $ 100.00 ( discount for juniors)
In case of rain the workshops are cancelled.
More information will be sent out to participants about one week before the event.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INFORMED OF FUTURE WORKSHOPS, PLEASE LET US KNOW – email your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
“Thank you for the workshop held on 9th April. It was very interesting to understand more about bees and how they fit into our ecology. The hands on practical session was paramount as a guide in hive assembly and preparation. Well done for your presentation. I look forward to returning to purchase all the gear for 2 hives (and hopefully the bees too in October!).
A big thanks to Trudy for the yummy cakes and tea/coffee.”