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Hands On Beekeeping Workshop Newcastle - 3 Hours.

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Blackalls Park

Lake Street

Blackalls Park, NSW 2283

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What we’ll do

We'll be going into a hands on beekeeping fun and educational experience. After an introduction and safety lesson you will be taught how to be a bee keeper including topics such as tools and equipment, bee life cycles and roles, multiplying bees and swarms, pests and diseases, Queen rearing. Flow hive invention. Q & A. Following the theory lesson we will get suited up into the protective clothing and head into the yard. We will first light the smokers (to make the bees docile) then I will demonstrate opening up a bee hive for an inspection.
Then it is over to you, it's your turn to open up a bee hive, pull out the frames one by one and try to find the queen, check she is laying eggs properly, check there are no pests or parasites attacking the hive on the inside and check the bees are building the comb straight. Tastings of various honeys to follow.


PROTECTIVE SUITS PROVIDED. Please wear white socks. No children under 12. I only have adult sized suits & gloves. It would be large on children but it will work.


What else you should know

I'd be very surprised if someone got stung by a bee but there is a slight chance. For that reason I would not suggest this for those with a bee allergy.

3.5 hour time is approximate.

Please note: By attending you agree this event is an 'at your own risk' event and you waive any claim should you be stung by a bee or injured in any way.

What I’ll provide

PROTECTIVE BEE SUITS

Tea, Coffee and Biscuits


What to bring

Fully enclosed shoes essential, preferably not fully black as bees don't really like black..

Normal length white socks. NOT ANKLE SOCKS.

A baseball cap/hat (helps keep the veil from touching your face)

Pen and paper if you wish to take notes

Light coloured clothing is also preferable.

Preferably don't wear perfume.


You should receive an email with the house number on Lake St after you make a booking.

Please park your car in my long driveway and if full can park on grass out front.

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Blackalls Park

Lake Street

Blackalls Park, NSW 2283

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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