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Beginning in Bees - PROfarm course

Course details

Name:Beginning in bees
Description:A practical beekeeping course for new beekeepers.
Cost:From $390 depending on location, GST free.
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 mechanisms of a bee colony
  • Understand the terminology used in the beekeeping industry
  • Identify beehive component parts
  • Manage bee colonies for survival and productivity
  • Inspect and manipulate a bee hive
Length:2 days
Course program/structure:Day 1
  • 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

Day 2

  • 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 and additional course notes.

This course is delivered using indoor and outdoor instruction.

Accreditation: This course is mapped to the national units of competency:
  • AHCBEK202A - Use a bee smoker 
  • AHCBEK203A - Open and reassemble a beehive

Current scheduled courses

course date
TOCAL (near Maitland) 4th Apr 2017

Location

TOCAL (near Maitland)

When
4th Apr 2017 - 5th Apr 2017

Extra details for this date

or call Kim Griffiths on 02 4939 8881 (ph)

course date
TOCAL (near Maitland) 30th May 2017

Location

TOCAL (near Maitland)

When
30th May 2017 - 31st May 2017

Extra details for this date

or call Kim Griffiths on 02 4939 8881 (ph)

course date
TOCAL (near Maitland) 29th Aug 2017

Location

TOCAL (near Maitland)

When
29th Aug 2017 - 30th Aug 2017

Extra details for this date

or call Kim Griffiths on 02 4939 8881 (ph)

course date
TOCAL (near Maitland) 10th Oct 2017

Location

TOCAL (near Maitland)

When
10th Oct 2017 - 11th Oct 2017

Extra details for this date

or call Kim Griffiths on 02 4939 8881 (ph)


Register

Tocal College, CB Alexander Campus
Phone: 1800 025 520
Email: profarm@tocal.com