Course 3: Advanced Beekeeping Skills

Regular price $420.00 AUD

Description:

After watching your nucleus colony grow into their hive and build out for your first honey harvest, what comes next? Backyard beekeepers face several challenges which advance and change with the colony growth, the weather and seasonal patterns.  There is no end to the learning process with bees, and they will continually surprise you with their amazing ability to never act as you had expected. The first two years of beekeeping is full of lessons, amazing yet difficult and challenging at times.

This advanced course was born from a personal desire to know more about what my own colonies (Jack, Founder of Bee One Third) were doing throughout their second, third and fourth season. I wish I had access to the bountiful knowledge that has come with nearly a decade of experiments, trials and tribulations. I want to help you build your skills to a point where you can confidently make decisions around manipulations, actions and precautions inside your hive. The only way to learn how to keep bees in a more manageable, respectful and efficient manner, is to learn from those who have seen seasons role by, felt the harshness of drought and the rewards of strong honey flows.

Take action on your desire to discover the next level of your beekeeping practice.

Course 3 Advanced beekeeping is tailored to meet the emerging needs of the backyard beekeeper turned serious hobbyist. If you have more than one full season of successful beekeeping under your belt, and several hives in your apiary, this course is right for you. 

This practical and theoretical course will cover the next level questions and challenges that you are likely to face in the season ahead.

  • requeening the hive
  • beetle, disease and pest control strategies
  • managing fluctuations in bee population numbers
  • honeyflow and spatial requirements across seasons
  • supplemental feeding
  • splits, swarms and nucleus hive production
  • honey processing, packing and marketing produce
  • wax rendering
  • upscaling your equipment and tools
  • working the apiary efficiently
  • agistment and managing multiple apiary sites
  • record keeping for a small scale productive business

Schedule:

  • Dates to be confirmed upon booking, late March 2021 prior to Winter hive pack down
  • 10 hours duration, split over two weekends to allow implementation of theory and practical in your own colonies
  • Limited places are available for this workshop, as it is a highly personal and intense workshop with industry professionals from multiple industry backgrounds

 

Inclusions:
  • 350g jar of seasonal Bee One Third Neighbourhood Honey (your choice of varieties) & 150g jar of our Wild Flower Bee Pollen to take home

  • Coffee / tea / light snack / morning tea / Salad lunch

  • 10 hours of education, practical hive work and a combined 15 years of beekeeping knowledge and experience.

  • Learning resources and takeaway notes

  • Discount on educational books

Location: 

Bee One Third, Unit 4, 8 Boyland Avenue Coopers Plains QLD 4108

As well as one of our many off site apiaries. 

Accesibility: 

  • Ample parking available
  • Classroom is on the ground floor, bathroom on upperfloor (approx 14 stairs). No elevator or lift assist on site.

Cost: 

$420 per participant

Terms and Conditions:

  1. One course registration and payment is required per person.
  2. Payments and registrations for an event will close 48 hours before the event commences. Cash payments or walk-ins on the day cannot be accommodated.
  3. Cancellation: Cancellations will be processed if received more than 7 days from the course commencement. Attendees can receive a refund up to 7 days before the event start date. Refund is less processing fees. Cancellations closer than 7 days will incur both processing fees and catering expenses will be deducted.
  4. In the event of illness the paid registration in course may be held over to a future class but must be redeemed within 6 months.
  5. Minimum age recommended is 12 years. The class is aimed at adults not children.
  6. Participants attend at their own risk. If you have severe allergy to bee stings, bring your own Epipen to the class.

Questions:

If you have any questions about this course, please contact Kathy on education@beeoenthird.com.au.