Beekeeping Training Course (2 Days) 29 Feb 2020

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Day 1 Saturday 29 February 2020

Day 2 Saturday (practical) 7th March 2020

This course is run by Arthur Garske

Arthur has more than 40 years of beekeeping experience.

Course will be run at 2 Factory Street Granville.

  • TRAINING FOR NEW BEEKEEPERS

 

9.00     Introduction and Housekeeping

 

9.10     Participants Expectations

9.20     Rules and Regulations for keeping bees in NSW.

Biosecurity.

9.35     Workplace Safety – Risks

  • Different reactions
  • Aggressive Bees
  • Heatstroke
  • Protective gear
  • Uniforms

 

10.00   Honey Bee Biology

  • Introduction
  • Difference, e.g. workers/drones
  • Numbers in the hive
  • Variety of roles bees fulfil

10.30   MORNING TEA

11.00   Bee Hives

  • Various options of design
  • Decisions to be made before acquiring first hive, e.g. 8 frame, 10 frame

11.30   Equipment, Assembly of

  • Boxes )           Preserving
  • Bottom Boards )           Painting
  • Lids )           Maintenance
  • Frames
  • Wiring
  • Embedding Foundation

 

  • LUNCH

1.45     Starting Your First Hive

  • Different Methods

2.15`    Location of Hives

  • Stationary
  • Migratory
  • Backyard
  • Rural

2.45     Feeding Hives

  • How to
  • When to

3.00     Management of Hives Year Round

3.30     Migration of Bee Hives

  • Preparation
  • How to and When
  • Problems associated with moving hives
  • Keeping a diary/log book

4.00     Any questions

 

DAY TWO

9.00     Working a Hive, Opening and Closing

9.45     Lighting and Extinguishing a smoker

  • H. & S
  • Parts
  • Fuel
  • Where to aim smoke and why
  • Use of smoker to manage bees
  • Using a hive tool/s

10.15   Practical - Hive Opening

  • Tools needed
  • Removing a frame and how to hold it for examination
  • Cells -  what is contained in cells on a frame
  • Swarm prevention
  • Robbing the hive
  • When
  • Different methods

 

 

12.30   LUNCH

 

1.30   Honey Extraction

  • Preparation for extraction
  • How to handle
  • Process extracted honey
  • Storage of extracted honey
  • What to do with Cappings
  • What to do with Beeswax

3.00     Collecting a Swarm

  • How to
  • Equipment
  • What to do after collection

QUESTION TIME

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