This introductory course 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.
- A general history of beekeeping Structure of the honeybee colony.
- Physiology of the domestic honeybee.
- 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!
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.