$130

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9am to 5pm on Saturday 17th March 2018 at the Abbotsford Convent and Collingwood Children's Farm Apiary.

1 St Heliers St

Abbotsford, Victoria 3067

Australia

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This one-day course is focussed on Autumn beekeeping with both regular Langstroth and Flow hives. Topics will include bee genetics, raising queens, harvesting wax, re-queening and preparing hives for winter. It is suitable for those who have previously attended a beginners’ beekeeping course or those who already manage their own hives.

The course has been developed from, and is consistent with, core and elective units of Beekeeping Certificate III.

Course delivery

  • The course will be conducted at the Abbotsford Convent and at the adjoining the Collingwood Children’s Farm apiary. Go to www.facebook.com/collingwood.bees to view the apiary in operation and to see how it is used to teach practical beekeeping.
  • The course will be conducted on Saturday 17th March 2018. It will commence at 9 am (with registration from 8:30) and conclude at 5:00 pm.
  • A feature of the course will be its emphasis on teaching beekeeping by having students open hives themselves. Under instruction from an experienced beekeeper and in groups of three, students will spend two hours doing this (weather permitting). All beekeeping personal protective equipment will be provided at the apiary. For biosecurity reasons students will not be permitted to bring and use their own equipment.

Cost

  • The cost of the course is $130.
  • Included in the cost will be course notes, a memory stick of beekeeping resources and morning tea.
  • Lunch will not be provided but it can be purchased at a number of nearby venues at the Abbotsford Convent.

Enrolment

  • Enrolment and payment can only be made through Eventbrite.
  • Enrolments will be accepted on a "first- come, first- served" basis.
  • Course cancellation will be accepted two weeks before the commencement date of the course and will incur a cancellation fee of $50 with the balance being refunded approximately five days after the event.
  • The course organizers reserve the right to refuse enrolment to any student who they consider unsuitable for the course for whatever reason.

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9am to 5pm on Saturday 17th March 2018 at the Abbotsford Convent and Collingwood Children's Farm Apiary.

1 St Heliers St

Abbotsford, Victoria 3067

Australia

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