Gell’s Honey (commercial apiary).
The Whirrakee factory will be in full production. It will be a great opportunity to see supers and frames being made from sawn timber through the whole process up to and including hot wax dipping and painting.
We then move onto Ken Gell’s property and have the opportunity to see a large scale commercial operation and hear about beekeeping from a commercial aspect.
Early booking is advised as there are only 56 seats available. Members' guests can be registered at additional cost
The bus will leave Doncaster Secondary College at 8.00 am and return ~5.00 pm.
Lunch is included.
The club reserves the right to cancel the trip in the event of failing to reach a minimum number of registrants.
A winter refresher at intermediate level, designed for club members to build confidence and independence in their beekeeping.
Reviews and extends topics covered in the beginners courses and includes:
This Fundamentals of Beekeeping Course is designed to provide new beekeepers with both the practical skills and the background knowledge to start beekeeping with confidence. The program encompasses Langstroth, Flow and top bar hives and is suitable for all styles of beekeeping. No previous experience is required.
The course includes 3 classroom sessions (Wednesday nights) plus a weekend hive opening exercise during the day. All sessions are highly interactive and include hands-on skill building exercises. Included in the course fee are a comprehensive handbook and a textbook.
The hive session is weather dependent and we are normally able to provide alternative dates to ensure participation.
A certificate of completion will be awarded once the online quiz has been successfully attempted.
Meeting Address: Doncaster Secondary College, 123 Church Rd, Doncaster 3108