December 2nd, 2017 – Beekeeping workshop by “TEK” (Level 1)

$70.00

This workshop is ideal for people that have heard or seen information and are interested in learning more about beekeeping to see if it is for them.  Learn about the required legal, safety and financial obligations as well as the many, many benefits of owning honey bee hives. No personal protective equipment is required as we do not work with live bees during Level 1.

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Level 1 of 3: A starting point for ‘persons of interest’ (Beginner – 1 Saturday Morning)

This workshop is ideal for people that have heard or seen information and are interested in learning more about beekeeping to see if it is for them.  Learn about the required legal, safety and financial obligations as well as the many, many benefits of owning honey bee hives.

Allan has over 55 years experience in beekeeping and Lionel has a Bachelor of Education and a Cert. IV in Training and Assessment.  Join them and other like minded individuals in seeing what honey bees are all about!

This workshop does not involve working live bees, so personal protective equipment is not required.

Workshop overview

For important information about allergies/time/location/required gear/cancellation policy etc., see the ‘additional information’ tab.

  • 9am – Session 1
    • Beekeeping History and Definitions
    • Objectives of Beekeeping – for pleasure or profit
    • Langstroth Hives –components, parts, purpose
  • 10.15 am – Session 2
    • Bases, Brood Super, Excluders, Honey Supers, Lid, Rain Hood, em-lock
    • Protective gear
    • Frames, Foundation, wiring board, wire tensioner, Hive tools, queen cages, smoker
    • Honey Room – uncapping knife, extractor, strainers, buckets, honey gates
    • Costs – Bees, equipment, maintenance
    • Siting your hives
    • Hive tools, the smoker and lifting
    • Space to expand and controlling swarming
    • Space to extract your honey
  • 12pm
    • Lunch Break (BYO LUNCH, Tea and Coffee Available)
  • 12.30pm Session 3
    • Basic Bee Biology
    • Bee Stings – why and how
    • Department of Forestry and Fisheries Registration
    • Diseases/Pest Threats
    • Benefits of Joining a club (equipment hire, learning etc.)
    • Nucleus hive VS a Production Hive and how to manage both
    • How much time will you need to work your hive/s efficiently?
    • Having Realistic Expectations short and long term
    • Goal Setting
    • Question and Answer Time
  • 2.30pm – Conclusion

Additional information

Allergy Advice

Honey Bees sting. It's very hard to avoid it.

Any person with a KNOWN and SERIOUS allergy to bee stings, honey, propolis or pollen does not meet the minimum requirements to attend this workshop.

Please consult a General Practitioner for more information.

Suitable for:

Any one aged over 18 years with an interest in beekeeping who wants a friendly introduction to working with honey bees.

Date

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Time

9am until 2.30pm. Morning Tea Break. BYO Lunch

Location

Victoria Point, QLD – 4165

Site Address Issued 14 Days Prior to the Workshop

Items Required

Pen (that works!) , clipboard folder for writing on, camera and lots of questions!

What's Provided

– Amenities
– Hot water, Tea and Coffee
– Workshop handouts (documents)

Cancellations

Things change, but the more notice you give if you need to cancel your booking, the better.

More than 42 Days Prior to Day 1: Full Refund

15- 41 days prior to Day 1: 50 % refund

14 days or less prior to Day 1: No Refund Issued

NO REFUND or part refunds available for missing one or more days of a multi-day workshop.

Any student wishing to cancel their position must do so in writing to malietahoney@gmail.com as soon as possible, using the subject line "Cancellation of Enrolment"

Liability Waiver

By purchasing an enrolment into any 'Beekeeping Workshop by "TEK", the enrolled student automatically indemnifies ALL INSTRUCTORS and THE APIARY SITES LAND OWNERS from any and all types of injury, loss or damage to property whilst attending the Beekeeping Workshops including travelling to and from.

Students must be aware that bee stings affect all people differently and that the symptoms can change between stings. It is inherent that every enrollee declares, to their best knowledge that they are not allergic to bee stings or honey bee products.

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