Beginning in Bees

The committee is looking to run a "beginning in bees" for new members.

This is a 10 hour course spread over five week nights, 2 hours a night. Suitable for new beekeepers who do not have bees at present.  Course cost is $200 and will be restricted to a maximum of 20 participants.

The course starts Monday 31 October at 7 pm in the Trust Room of the Johnsonville Community Centre, Moorefield Street. This is the room above the Community Centre Hall, opposite Countdown. (The same room where we hold the beginners meetings).

Details of the proposed course follow:

Name

Beginning in bees

Description

A practical beekeeping course for new beekeepers

Cost

Approx $200 depending on location.

Course aims

To provide practical experience in manipulating a bee hive and carrying, out general management ' practices

To provide an understanding of the physiology of a bee colony

Learning outcomes

Identify bee life cycles

Understand the mechanism of a bee colony

Understand the terminology used in the beekeeping industry

Identity beehive component parts

Manage bee colonies for survival and productivity

Inspect and manipulate a bee hive

Length

5 evenings

Topics

Protective clothing and occupational health and safety

Opening a hive, hive components and assembly

Bee biology and seasonal management

Honey flora

Legislation

Diseases and pests of bees

Extracting and storing honey

Inspecting hive for disease

Honey marketing, food safety and record keeping

Purchasing hives

Other products from the hive

Industry structure

Evaluation and close

Resources and method of delivery

Participants will receive a copy of the publication “Bee Agskills” arid additional course notes.

This course will be delivered using indoor instruction. A site visit to the club apiary may be included depending on weather.

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Rajees Patel's picture

Hi, 

Has the course been confirmed? If so I would like to register. 

Thanks

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Jon Hunter's picture

I'm keen and would like to register too please

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Tami Louisson's picture

I would like to register for the beginners course,

Thanks, Tami

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Kevin Westerby's picture

Could you please register me in the course

Many thanks Kevin Westerby

 

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Jon Hunter's picture

Hi all, if you haven't yet seen the follow-up post, registration is here.

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alec mackay's picture

Hello, i wasnt able to register as the link is saying i dont have access. 

However, i would like to register my interest in the course as well.

Regards

Alec

 

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Jon Hunter's picture

Need to be a member? Need to be signed in?

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I was signed in.

alec mackay's picture

I was signed in.

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Try visiting the Members

Jon Hunter's picture

Try visiting the Members group and accessing the registration form from the post there. It's the latest post at the top of the page.

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Linda Button's picture

Clive and I would like to register for this course.

Thank you, Linda

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Janice Staines's picture

I would like to register for this course if there is any room left please

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