Beginning in Bees

Course details

Name:Beginning in bees
Description:A practical beekeeping course for new beekeepers.
Cost:From $505 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:
  • AHCBEK202 - Use a bee smoker
  • AHCBEK203 - Open and reassemble a beehive

Current scheduled courses

course date
Tocal College, Paterson (near Maitland) 21st Sep 2019


Tocal College, Paterson (near Maitland)

21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019

Extra details for this date
Weekend Course

or call Sophie Smethurst on 0249398881


Tocal College, CB Alexander Campus
Phone: 1800 025 520