Steering Visit (SiTE mEntoRING VISIT) Hive type: Langstroth
The mentor will be attending the location to conduct a routine inspection to check hive status. Novice club members are invited to register and come along to look and learn. This will be an informal and interactive hands on experience aimed at building skills and knowledge.
Please register your interest. Numbers are limited to 6 so that everyone can gather round the hive.
You will provide your own protective equipment. Light refreshments will be provided by the host.
Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.
Steering Visit (SiTE mEntoRING VISIT) Hive type: Flow
Prominent Melbourne photographer Nick Monaghan specialises in insect photography. His website lifeunseen.com showcases his work and his many insect field trips. Nick will talk about how he goes about capturing that "special shot" and will highlight the stunning results.
A winter refresher at intermediate level, designed for club members to build confidence and independence in their beekeeping.
Reviews and extends topics covered in the beginners courses and includes:
This Fundamentals of Beekeeping Course is designed to provide new beekeepers with both the practical skills and the background knowledge to start beekeeping with confidence. The program encompasses Langstroth, Flow and top bar hives and is suitable for all styles of beekeeping. No previous experience is required.
The course includes 3 classroom sessions (Wednesday nights) plus a weekend hive opening exercise during the day. All sessions are highly interactive and include hands-on skill building exercises. Included in the course fee are a comprehensive handbook and a textbook.
The hive session is weather dependent and we are normally able to provide alternative dates to ensure participation.
A certificate of completion will be awarded once the online quiz has been successfully attempted.
Meeting Address: Doncaster Secondary College, 123 Church Rd, Doncaster 3108