Beekeeping Courses

 

Day: Monthly – 2nd Saturday (weather permitting)
Time:   10 am – 2.30 pm
   Cost:   $80 per participant

Limited participants per course
Bookings:  Trish – Honey House Kuranda  (Accredited and registered beekeeper)

P: 40937261       
M: 0459 225 352     
E: honeyhouse@bigpond.com

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

All equipment supplied – or bring your own, if you have it!
Application form must be completed prior to commencement of course.
PRIVATE TUITION ALSO AVAILABLE – PLEASE CONTACT TRISH FOR FURTHER DETAILS