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Labrador Scout Hall

224 Turpin Road

Labrador, QLD 4215

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By popular demand, the Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeping Society are holding another "Introduction to Beekeeping Course" to get you started with managing bees on your property.

Price $125 per person. Please register here to secure your spot.

Locations:

Please note this event is split over two days at two different locations.

  • Sat 27 July: 12 noon to 4pm LABRADOR SCOUT HALL, 224 Turpin Road , Labrador QLD 4215

  • Sun 28 July: 0800am to 12 noon CURRUMBIN COMMUNITY SPECIAL SCHOOL 5 hammersford drive Currumbin waters QLD

Inclusions: The Australian Beekeepers Manual (by Robert Owens, retail value $50), morning tea and afternoon tea, coffee etc. Mentoring connection.

Requirements: register via the link. Payments will be receipted and further information will be sent to attendees prior to the course start date.

Instructions and other requirements:

This course will run over 2 consecutive days Sat & Sun, arrive for a prompt start. The course will present the skills a beginning beekeeper needs to get started with a hive. The fee includes a take home copy of the Bee Keeping Manual. At the conclusion of the course beginners will have also met several of the GCABS Club members who will assist with practical activities over the 2 sessions. The aim is for participants to attain a level of understanding to move on to managing their own hive.

Participants will need basic protective clothing for Day 2. **Make sure it fits before coming to the course on Sunday*** . Please have your protective clothing ready to go. We will proceed straight to the hives and start smokin'.

Everything you need to bring is listed here.

  • Full cover protective clothing: loose fitting long sleeves and trousers.
  • Substantial shoes, closed in and socks that can be tucked into bottom of trousers.
  • Hat and veil (you can buy a cheap fly net from camping shops and attach it over a broad brimmed hat rather than buy an expensive bee suit),
  • Gloves that cover the cuffs of shirt sleeves.
  • Light colours are preferable
  • Paper and pen: water bottle.
  • If you have a severe allergy response to beestings please bring your own epipen.

*Do a dress rehearsal of your clothing prior to the course and check all fits/covers. Nothing worse than putting it on at the course and finding gaps!

Beekeeping suppliers can supply beekeeping suits, jackets, hats and veils. Details can be found on the web, try these sites:

  • http://www.qualitybeekeepingsupplies.com.au/
  • http://www.burnettbeekeepingsupplies.com.au/

Basic morning /afternoon tea while be provided at break time. If you need further nourishment bring it along and feel welcome to eat throughout the morning, as 4 hours is a long stretch.

At the end of the 2 sessions we aim to have you at a stage where, with further club support and guidance, you are ready to manage your own bee colony.

Further inquiries about the course or the requirements should be directed to president@gcabs.net.au

The course coordinators will be a combination of new and experienced members and guest speakers: Travis Green, Kathy Knox, Greg Hamwood.

Thanks in advance to all who assist to make the course possible.

Preliminary reading material will be emailed to all registered attendees (checklist and beginners information).

Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/GCABS.official/

Feel free to e-mail questions in advance and we will try to cover these during the course of the day

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