Beginning in Bees

Key Details

Price: From $505 depending on location, GST free.
Duration: 2 days

A practical beekeeping course for new beekeepers.

Course aims:

  • to provide practical experience in manipulating a bee hive and carrying out general management practices
  • to provide an understanding of the physiology of a bee colony

Learning outcomes:

  • identify bee life cycles
  • understand the mechanisms of a bee colony
  • understand the terminology used in the beekeeping industry
  • identify beehive component parts
  • manage bee colonies for survival and productivity
  • inspect and manipulate a bee hive

This course is mapped to the national units of competency:

  • AHCBEK202 – Use a bee smoker
  • AHCBEK203 – Open and reassemble a beehive

To see current events and dates, refer to our AgCalendar.

Study Units

Day 1

  • Protective clothing and occupational health and safety
  • Opening a hive, hive components and assembly
  • Bee biology and seasonal management
  • Honey flora
  • Legislation
  • Diseases and pests of bees

Day 2

  • Extracting and storing honey
  • Inspecting hive for disease
  • Honey marketing, food safety and record keeping
  • Purchasing hives
  • Other products from the hive
  • Industry structure
  • Evaluation and close
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