Bees: Beginners' Hands-on Beekeeping Course (6th October & 20th October 201...

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Collingwood Children's Farm

18 St Heliers St

Abbotsford, Victoria 3067

Australia

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This two day course is designed to provide new or prospective beekeepers (including those with Flow Hives) with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to successfully manage a beehive throughout a beekeeping season, and particularly in springtime.

The course has been developed from and is consistent with core units of Certificate III in Beekeeping. Subsequent courses in February and March 2020 will focus on beekeeping during summer, autumn and winter.

Course delivery

  • The course will be conducted on Sunday 6th October and Sunday 20th October 2019.

  • On each day it will commence at 9am (with registration from 8:30) and conclude at 5:00pm.

  • The course will be conducted at 18 St Helliers St Abbotsford and at the Collingwood Children’s Farm apiary. Go to www.facebook.com/collingwoodbees to view the apiary in operation and to see how it is used to teach practical beekeeping.

  • 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 on each day of the course 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 this two day course is $300.

  • Included in the cost will be course notes, a memory stick of beekeeping resources, a reference book (“BEE Agskills”, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries), and morning and afternoon tea.

  • Lunch will not be provided but it can be purchased at a number of nearby venues.

Enrolment

  • Enrolment and payment can only be made through Eventbrite.

  • There is a limit of 24 students for the course.

  • Enrolments close on Friday 27th September at 11:30 pm.

  • Enrolments will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis.

  • Course cancellation will be accepted before Sunday 22nd September but will incur a cancellation fee of $50. The balance will be refunded approximately seven days after the cancellation.

  • 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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Collingwood Children's Farm

18 St Heliers St

Abbotsford, Victoria 3067

Australia

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