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Bee Keeping: Introductory Course

Over four evenings and one Saturday, this introductory workshop offers participants both theory and practical field experience in the art of beekeeping for beginners. Starting with a general history and the structure of the colony, discover the physiology of the honey bee, the players in the colony, honey bee nutrition, swarming and control methods, natural and integrated pest management, hive management for production and harvest and more. Detailed reference materials provided.
Facilitator: Bob Liptrot
Bee Keeping: Introductory Course
Start Date:Apr 13, 2021
End Date:Apr 24, 2021
Delivery:2 weeks, Classroom
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):Tue, Apr 13, 2021 7:00pm - 10:00pmThu, Apr 15, 2021 7:00pm - 10:00pmTue, Apr 20, 2021 7:00pm - 10:00pmThu, Apr 22, 2021 7:00pm - 10:00pmSat, Apr 24, 2021 10:00am - 4:30pm
Price:$289.00 + GST
Instructor:Bob Liptrot
Course code: GLNA013_Y2021P-01

Topics Covered:

  • A general history of beekeeping
  • Structure of the honeybee colony
  • Physiology of the domestic honey bee
  • The players in the colony
  • Beekeeping equipment and methods of start-up
  • Honeybee nutrition and production of nectar and pollen
  • Swarming and control methods
  • Natural and integrated pest management
  • Hive management for honey production
  • The harvest, hive products, production and processing
  • Diseases and pests of honey bees..and more!

Note: You will require a light bee veil for over the head protection for the field session and can be purchased during the first evening of the course. A detailed set of reference material and suggested additional reading is provided with the course.