Urban Beekeeping Workshop for Beginners

Learn all you need to start your path into beekeeping



5 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $225 - $299 (or 4 payments of $56 - $75 Afterpay)
($299 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $245 for 2 guests, $225 for 3+ guests)



These days, it is impossible to know if the honey you are buying is real honey or just water with sugar. The only way to ensure that the honey is pure and unadulterated is by producing it yourself.

In this beginner-friendly workshop, you will learn everything you need to know about bees, the equipment needed and how much honey and wax you can expect.

To maintain a beehive is no way near as difficult as it sounds. It is very easy to have a couple of beehives in your backyard and the bees will do most of the work for you! Plus, bees that live in an urban environment are a lot healthier than those in the country because they have a wider variety of healthy and cared-for gardens from which to extract nectar.

During this workshop, you'll learn that bees feed themselves, all you need to provide them with is a water source and a safe space.

Over five hours, we will cover:

  • An introduction to beekeeping
  • What is honey?
  • The history of beekeeping
  • Honey flora – the importance of bees
  • Legislation – locating the hive
  • How to get the bees
  • Honey bees – castes, life cycles, re-queening, types of cells
  • Bee dancing and what it means
  • Swarming and catching a swarm
  • Sourcing bees from a supplier
  • Collecting the pollen and nectar
  • Beehive management and inspections
  • Splitting a hive
  • Relocating a hive
  • Harvesting the honey and the wax
  • Honey bee products
  • Australian native bees vs European bees
  • Bee stings
  • Bee health, pest and diseases and how to treat them
  • Beeswax uses – candles, cosmetics, soap
  • Flow Hive
  • Initial and ongoing cost of beekeeping
  • Practical demonstration – opening a hive and inspecting it

Having bees at home is an extremely rewarding experience, you get to interact with nature in a very intimate way and will learn about these fascinating and intelligent creatures.

The workshop will be delivered in an interactive classroom environment by professional trainers and beekeepers. Beekeeping equipment is displayed and living hives are available for inspection.


Knowledge Required
No prior knowledge required. Suitable for anyone interested in learning about the fundamentals of beekeeping.
 
What you'll get
Comprehensive course notes are provided in class and beekeeping suits are available to use during the demonstrations with the live hives.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify the various methods of beekeeping
  • Source suitable bees and beehive position
  • Know about the regulations pertaining to beekeeping
  • Maintain a beehive successfully
  • Harvest honey and render wax
  • Recognise pests and diseases affecting bees
  • Distinguish the various products made from honey and wax.
What to bring
Please wear long pants and enclosed shoes.
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Location

Lugarno, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Gus German
 
Gus German



We, at the Bee Protection Society want to do what we can to protect the bees, particularly the bees in the urban environment. Bees in large cities have a lot going for them, but only as long as they are protected within a proper hive and under the care of someone that looks after them.

We want to educate people about these fascinating creatures and encourage them to install a beehive in their backyard. It is a very rewarding experience to know that you are helping bees survive and also to get honey and wax in return.

With over 30 years experience in beekeeping, we are fully qualified to help our community to achieve the best sustainable results while caring for bees.

More about this class

This class is new, and is covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

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