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November 2017 Beginners Course

  • 25 Nov 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Heidelberg Lower Hall, St John's Anglican Church, 1 Burgundy St, Heidelberg
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  • Registration for both members of family group. Only one copy of handbook and textbook supplied.

You are required to be a club member to register for this course. This ensures you are covered by our public liability insurance. Please complete your membership application (available by clicking the "Join" tab in the menu bar) before registering for the course.
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This Introduction to Beekeeping course is designed to provide new beekeepers with both the practical skills and the background knowledge to start beekeeping with confidence. 

The all day program is highly interactive and includes a live hive opening in the on site club apiary as well as other hands-on skill building exercises. Background instruction incorporates equipment selection and bee biology in addition to details of the Apiary and Biosecurity Codes of Practice.

Our highly qualified tutors have experience with both conventional Langstroth hives and the new Flow hives as well as top bar hives.

Included in the course fee are a comprehensive handbook and a copy of the textbook The Australian Beekeeping Manual * which retails at $50.

The hive session is weather dependent and in the event of completely unsuitable weather, we will schedule an alternative date or dates.  

A certificate of completion will be awarded once the online quiz has been successfully attempted.

 No previous experience is required and loan protective equipment is available for the hive session.  Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

Please note: you are required to join the club to attend this course.  This provides insurance cover as well as many other benefits. Please complete your membership application before registering for the course.

* “…an excellent, but above all extremely comprehensive reference book, that is at the same time...eminently readable.”  Australasian Beekeeper, November 2015

"a standout reference for the new beekeeper..."  The Amateur Beekeeper, August 2016

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Meeting Address: NewHope Community Centre: 3-7 Springfield Rd, Blackburn North


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