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
Orange 13th May 2019

Location

Orange

When
13 May 2019 - 14 May 2019

Extra details for this date

or call Sophie Smethurst on (02) 4939 8881 (ph), 1800 025 520

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

Location
Tocal College
Tocal College, Paterson (near Maitland)

When
21 May 2019 (all day)

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or call Sophie Smethurst on 02 4939 8881

course date
Tocal College, Paterson (near Maitland) 27th Aug 2019

Location

Tocal College, Paterson (near Maitland)

When
27 Aug 2019 - 28 Aug 2019

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or call Sophie Smethurst on 02 4939 8881

course date
Tocal College, Paterson (near Maitland) 12th Sep 2019

Location

Tocal College, Paterson (near Maitland)

When
12 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019

Extra details for this date

or call Sophie Smethurst on 02 4939 8881


Register

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