Benalla Permaculture is running a Natural Beekeeping course designed for beginners to provide participants with the information they need to start natural beekeeping with confidence.
Natural Beekeeping regards the well being of the bees as no less important than the honey yield. It is simple, low cost and low effort and in tune with nature - perfectly suited for small scale backyard beekeeping and commercial beekeeping alike.
The course will take place over two days with both Theory and Practical sessions. The first day we learn all about the Bees themselves, and the second day we learn how to look after them.
Hands-on sessions will give exposure to beekeeping boxes, equipment and tools and offer demonstrations of typical hive manipulations and some honey tasting. We will also observe some local hives, although they will not be opened so no special clothing or tools will be required.
This course will be led by experienced beekeeper Warwick Bone (Woz) over the weekend of October 20 & 21, 2018.
Times: 10AM - 5:00PM inc tea breaks (provided) and a lunch break (byo lunch to share).
Cost: $150 BP/PcV members, $175 Public.
This course has limited spaces available to offer quality training so early enrolment is recommended. If you wish to attend, please send an email to info@BenallaPermaculture.org for registration and payment details.