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February 2018 Beginners Course

  • 10 Feb 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Heidelberg Lower Hall, St John's Anglican Church, 1 Burgundy St, Heidelberg
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  • Registration for both members of family group. Only one copy of handbook and textbook supplied.

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This Introduction to Beekeeping course is designed to provide new beekeepers with both the practical skills and the background knowledge to start beekeeping with confidence. 

The all day program is highly interactive and includes a live hive opening in the on site club apiary as well as other hands-on skill building exercises. Background instruction incorporates equipment selection and bee biology in addition to details of the Apiary and Biosecurity Codes of Practice.

Our highly qualified tutors have experience with both conventional Langstroth hives and the new Flow hives as well as top bar hives.

Included in the course fee are a comprehensive handbook and a copy of the textbook The Australian Beekeeping Manual * which retails at $50.

The hive session is weather dependent and in the event of completely unsuitable weather, we will schedule an alternative date or dates.  

A certificate of completion will be awarded once the online quiz has been successfully attempted.

 No previous experience is required and loan protective equipment is available for the hive session.  Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

Registration Instructions:
A combination of the course plus membership is attractively priced (due to subscription pro rating) and is highly recommended to assist new beekeepers during their early learning experiences.  To join as a member and immediately sign up for the beginners course and avoid paying separately for each transaction, follow these steps:
  •     For each transaction except the final one, click the "Invoice me" button rather than the "Pay online" button.  
  •     For the final transaction, click the "Pay online" button and all the transactions will be combined into a single payment.

* “…an excellent, but above all extremely comprehensive reference book, that is at the same time...eminently readable.”  Australasian Beekeeper, November 2015

"a standout reference for the new beekeeper..."  The Amateur Beekeeper, August 2016

Contact us

Meeting Address: NewHope Community Centre: 3-7 Springfield Rd, Blackburn North


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