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Introduction to Beekeeping

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Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat

306 Errard Street South

Ballarat Central, VIC 3350

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Join Scott and Amanda, from Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat as they guide you through the theory and practice needed to mange your own beehive
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Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat

306 Errard Street South

Ballarat Central, VIC 3350

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Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat was established in 2015 by local Beekeepers Amanda Collins and Scott Denno. They manage both backyard beehives and a small number of migratory hives throughout Central Victoria and have a special interest in crop and orchard pollination, biosecurity and use of technology in beekeeping. Scott and Amanda are both registered beekeepers, members of the Victoria Apiarists’ Association, members of Geelong Beekeeping Club and foundation members of Ballarat Regional Beekeepers Inc and Victorian Recreational Beekeepers Association Inc.

Amanda and Scott became ‘accidental beekeepers’ when they were unexpectedly gifted a hive from a friend in 2013. This lonely hive sat in their back paddock among the sheep while they frantically researched about how to care for the colony. Since then they have both undertaken formal training in beekeeping, Scott completing Certificate Three in Beekeeping in 2017 through New South Wales DPI and is currently studying Ceritifcate Four in Training and Assessment. Both are Emergency Beehive Surveillance Apiarists with the Victorian State Quarantine Response Team (SQRT), Agriculture Victoria.

Amanda and Scott are beekeepers for the Ballarat Global Iniative for Honeybee Health Project with the CSIRO and Ballarat Tech Shcool. the tag work bees with RFID chips during the beekeeping season to provide data which contributes to the CSIRO project and for Ballarat Tech School students.

The couple are currently working to create a Community Apiary (HiveMind) in Ballarat in partnership with Ballarat and District Suicide Prevention Network and local nursery Spot on Pots and Nursery. Focusing on the use of apiary as a therapeutic intervention the project will focus on providing access to beekeeping for people who are at risk or are living with a mental health condition like depression, anxiety or social isolation.

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