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INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL BEEKEEPING

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INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL BEEKEEPING

Time: October 1, 2016 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Auld Farm
Street: 484 Stockleigh Road
City/Town: Stockleigh
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Tim Auld
Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2016

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INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL BEEKEEPING with Tim Auld

1st October 2016, Half or Full Day

The season is off to a good start and there are still swarms for the taking. With some experience you will be able to start your own hive! Come and enjoy the day at our farm to learn about bees. We will cover:

  • The basics of bee biology
  • A brief history of beekeeping and beehives
  • Threats to the modern bee
  • Benefits of beekeeping and expected production
  • A taste of a variety of different honeys
  • The pros and cons of different hives
  • How to establish and manage a colony
  • Problems, pests and diseases
  • Splitting your colony to populate new hives
  • Obtaining a permit and hive placement
  • Practical: inspecting, harvesting, candle making (afternoon only)

This workshop will be at our 5 acre farm in Stockleigh, about 40 minutes south of Brisbane. We have 5 top bar hives and 1 Langstroth hive here. The workshop compares the two styles but we will open a top bar for inspection and robbing.

Venue: Auld Farm, 484 Stockleigh Road, Stockleigh.
Time: 9am-12.30am (morning theory session), 1.00pm-4.00pm (afternoon practical session)
Cost: $55 (half day), $95 (full day)
Booking: reply by email to book a place (will be overseas until 28th Sept).
Lunch: vegetarian lunch, tea, coffee and cake provided.
Further details: See here.
 

Hive Building Workshop

I am seeking expressions of interest for a new workshop about building your own top bar bee hive. I have been building these hives for 5 years and my design and process have evolved over that time. I've also seen many people build their own and make serious mistakes that could be avoided, saving time and money. Let me know if this is something that could help you.

Kind regards,
Tim Auld

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Comment by Lissa on September 18, 2016 at 4:59

Very thorough and interesting workshop by Tim.

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