Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop
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WHAT TO BRING:
1. your water bottle,
2. note taking material
4. and your lunch. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.
5. Bring a long sleeve thick shirt, for added protection when we inspect the hives. We will have veils for you to use. You will be viewing the hive interior at a safe distance.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Sturdy covered in shoes, as we will be doing some standing on concrete constructing frames etc.
Always wear covered shoes when attending the hives.
Paula 5435 0057
Investment: $150 per person
This workshop will be conducted by Queen Bee Paula West (Apiarist), and cover the following:
- Bee hive and its contents
- The role of the Bees
- The Brood Box
- Harvesting Honey
- Maintenance of the Hive
- Pest Management
- An understanding of the best hive location and where bee's food will come from.
- Skilled practice in assembly, wiring and waxing honey frames.
- We will de-cap the wax from frames full of honey, then
- Hand-spin honey in a centrifuge spinner.
- Examine equipment and maintenance needs.
- Find out which plants attract the honey bees to your garden.
- Taste several different honeys from this season's harvest.
Morning tea will be provided.