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Practical Intermediate Bee Course - 9 Sept

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Practical Intermediate Bee Course - runs monthly

Practical beekeeping course for new beekeepers and hobbyists to grow to the next level.  

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Practical Bee Course - runs monthly 

Intermiediate beekeeping course for new beekeepers and hobbyists that want to grow their experience. 

We run a bee course for beginners on a Saturday for a full day. Learners that do not have bee suits or jackets of their own MUST hire one of ours for the day and this is not included in the course fee.

Hire of a bee suit or jacket for the bee course is R100 extra for the day.

VENUE: Midrand Smallholding in President Park!

It includes:

  • Uncapping comb
  • Clearing wax moth
  • Small hive beetle traps
  • Catch boxes / Luring bees
  • Inspecting hives 
  • Extracting honey 
  • Pests handling  - ants 
  • Recap of Theory of EZBB
  • Removals - theory 
  • Using refractometers
  • Bottling honey / storing
  • Products they can make - balm / cream with olive oil and beeswax, tiny birthday cake candle, comb honey, creamed honey
  • Handling bee stings - kit needed
  • How to seal a hive for travelling 
  • Feeding the bees with different feeders - entrance, jiffy bags, internal feeder frame
  • Harvesting honey

 

We provide a braai pack lunch or similar.

After lunch:

Everyone puts their bee suits or jackets on before we start working with bees in 3-5 colonies on site at the venue.

Get involved as a hobbyist or begin a road to commercial bee farming, either way you need to get more knowledge and hands on experience. It's like a test drive before you buy!

For a full breakdown of the Practical beekeeping course please see the bee course outline below.

The full day beekeeping course includes a practical demonstration of working a bee hive as well as theory about beekeeping.

Beekeeping can be fun. Some people do it for leisure and free honey and others do it professionally. Either way it's still a great way to get outdoors, meet people and get closer to nature. Our beekeeping course includes an estimated 120-180 inutes inspecting a live hive.

It will be for a FULL Day. Starting at 9h00 until late in the early evening. We will focus on as much hands-on theory as possible with at least 3 hours of practical work at a hive or performing practical extraction.

The PRACTICAL BeeKeeping demo includes each learner removing a frame from a live bee hive and inspecting it. A search for the queen bee and description of comb, drone cells, larvae, eggs and internal workings of the hive. All learners participate in the practical exercise with multiple live bee hives.

We will be charging R1250 for the course which includes the facilitation and tea and biscuits at the site. Please be sure you purchase necessary equipment such as a bee suit and gloves before coming on the workshop.

Or you can rent a bee suit and gloves for the day for an additional R100pp.

A minimum of 6 candidates is required to run the beekeeping course so be sure to bring a friend!

Next Bee course will take place 9 Sept

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Practical Intermediate Bee Course - 9 Sept

Practical Intermediate Bee Course - 9 Sept

Practical Intermediate Bee Course - runs monthly

Practical beekeeping course for new beekeepers and hobbyists to grow to the next level.