|Name:||Using bees for pollination|
|Description:||This course suits beekeeping and horticulture industry professionals that provide bees for pollination, require bees to pollinate their crop, or broker and audit bee hives.|
|Cost:||$500 (GST free) (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included)|
To understand the process of pollination including:
- management and assessment of hives for pollination
- how to price and formalise a pollination contract
- how to maximise pollination by planning your farm with bees in mind
- individual crop pollination requirements
- risks to pollination efficiency
- pollinators in the crop
- Assess pollination service requirement
- Price and formalise agreement for pollination services
- Monitor pollination performance of bee colonies
- Comply with industry and legislative requirement
|Length:||1 day (8.30am - 5pm)|
- What is pollination? Flower structures and pollination scenarios
- What are pollinators? The birds, bees, bats and other insects
- Bee biology for pollination
- Commercial pollination logistics
- Pollination standards: hive grading
- Individual crop requirements
- Orchard design to maximise pollination
- Hive management in the crop
- Hive assessment & auditing
- Post-pollination hive management
- Contracts between beekeeper and grower
- Pesticides and pollinator impact
- Protected cropping pollination
- Honey bee biosecurity
- Native bees and novel honey bee uses
|Resources and method of delivery:|
- Each participant receives the Pollination Course Notebook.
- This course is delivered using both indoor and outdoor instruction.
|Accreditation:||This course has been mapped to the national unit of competency: AHCBEK404 - Provide bee pollination services|
Contact us to register your interest in this course.
Other dates and locations are available on demand.
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