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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
Bingara 14th Dec 2016

Location
The Living Classroom
Bingara

When
14th Dec 2016 8:45am - 15th Dec 2016 3:30pm

Extra details for this date
8.45 am arrival for 9 am start.

or call Lauren Witten on 0267631276


Register

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