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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
Scone 30th Aug 2016

Location

Scone

When
30th Aug 2016 - 31st Aug 2016

Extra details for this date

or call Lauren Witten on (02) 6763 1276 (ph)

course date
YANCO 3rd Sep 2016

Location
Yanco Agricultural Institute
YANCO

When
3rd Sep 2016 8:30am - 4th Sep 2016 4:30pm

Extra details for this date
Accommodation available onsite. If required please phone 6951 2696.

or call Shortcourse Officer, Annette Conroy on 6951 2775 or 1800 628 422

course date
Tocal College, Paterson (near Maitland) 11th Oct 2016

Location

Tocal College, Paterson (near Maitland)

When
11th Oct 2016 - 12th Oct 2016

Extra details for this date

or call Kim Griffiths on 02 4939 8881 (ph), 1800 025 520

course date
Grafton 22nd Oct 2016

Location

Grafton

When
22nd Oct 2016 - 23rd Oct 2016

Extra details for this date

or call Lauren Witten on (02) 6763 1276 (ph)

course date
Menangle/Camden 29th Oct 2016

Location

Menangle/Camden

When
29th Oct 2016 8:30am - 30th Oct 2016 4:30pm

Extra details for this date

or call Maryke Archbold-Hession on (02) 4640 6333

course date
Menangle/Camden 10th Dec 2016

Location

Menangle/Camden

When
10th Dec 2016 8:30am - 11th Dec 2016 4:30pm

Extra details for this date

or call Maryke Archbold-Hession on (02) 4640 6333


Register

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