4 hour hands-on beginner beekeeping workshop from Toronto, Lake Macquarie NSW. This class is run on many Saturdays and Sundays of the year, click the learn more button to be taken to the Eventbrite page where tickets can be purchased.
We’ll be going into a hands-on beekeeping fun and educational experience. After an introduction and safety lesson you will be taught how to be a beekeeper including topics such as tools and equipment, bee life cycles and roles, multiplying bees, catching and preventing swarms, pests and diseases, Queen rearing. Flow hive invention. Q & A.
Following the theory lesson, we will get into the protective suits and head into the yard. We will first light the smoker (to make the bees docile) then I will demonstrate opening up a beehive for an inspection. Then it is over to you, it’s your turn to open up a beehive, pull out the frames one by one and try to find the queen, check she is laying eggs properly, check there are no pests or parasites attacking the hive on the inside and check the bees are building the comb straight. Tastings of various honey to follow.
PROTECTIVE SUITS PROVIDED.