Beekeeping Courses are only available for private bookings.

Maximum 6 participants, to be held at your apiary site. Cost: $100 per participant.
Bookings: Trish – Honey House Kuranda (Accredited and registered beekeeper)
Phone: 4093 7261 | M: 0459 225 352

This is not an accredited course, however, information obtained by completing this course will enable a novice beekeeper to understand the processes of hive management to a primary stage.

Theory Topics:

  • Structure of a beehive
  • Structure of a colony
  • Life cycle of the Queen, Drones and workers
  • Communication within the colony
  • How & why bees make honey
  • How & why bees collect pollen, resins and water
  • How & why bees make wax
  • Pests and diseases
  • Hive management systems

Practical Topics:

  • Use of hive tools and equipment
  • Observations at hive entrance
  • Opening of a beehive – checking for: Colony strength, Disease and pests, Queen viability & brood patterns, Honey stores, Handling frames, Dealing with small hive beetle
  • Record keeping and planning

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