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Introduction to Natural Beekeeping Workshop

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Introduction to Natural Beekeeping Workshop

Time: January 30, 2016 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Auld Farm
City/Town: Stockleigh
Website or Map: http://www.allyoucaneatgarden…
Phone: 0421 405 783
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Tim Auld
Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2016

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BOOKED OUT - next workshop late February

This is a full day workshop, but participants can chose to attend half the day.

The morning session is a theoretical introduction to beekeeping in a low maintenance and bee-friendly way. Using the top bar hive the bees can build beautiful, natural comb with minimal interference.

In the afternoon we will inspect and harvest honey from a live top bar bee hive, strain the honey and make beeswax candles. Participants will take a jar of honey home.

The workshop is designed for people who have no background in beekeeping. Intermediate and experienced beekeepers interested in learning about alternative beekeeping will find value too. It's full of interesting and humorous information and plenty of interactivity.

Vegetarian lunch provided.

Half day (theory or practical): $50
Full day (theory & practical): $85

Bookings required.

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Comment by Lissa on January 31, 2016 at 10:08

Sent another one. It shows you with your frame holder full and hive open.

Comment by Tim Auld on January 31, 2016 at 9:21

All good :)

Comment by Lissa on January 31, 2016 at 9:06

Photos sent via dropbox Tim. Let me know if they don't come through.

Comment by Tim Auld on January 31, 2016 at 8:56

Sure, I didn't have much time to take photos myself. I've send you an email invite to upload them to Dropbox. Thanks!

Comment by Lissa on January 31, 2016 at 8:52

I took quite a lot of pics on the day Tim. Are you interested in me sending some of the better ones to you? You probably have enough already.

Comment by Tim Auld on January 31, 2016 at 8:46

Thanks Lissa! It was great fun as usual and I'm happy to share what I know.

Comment by Lissa on January 31, 2016 at 8:44

Excellent workshop! Top notch Tim thank you. Full of interesting background info about beekeeping and bees in general and lots of great pointers for the novice beekeeper.

Thanks for the demos on candle and comb guide making also. Very practical and easy. Must go out now and buy a soldering iron and some clamps!

Comment by Lissa on January 6, 2016 at 7:10

That's exactly what I need and have been looking at making. Will be keen to see yours.

Comment by Tim Auld on January 5, 2016 at 17:24

I'm working on a solar wax melter - should be ready to demo for the workshop.

Comment by Lissa on January 5, 2016 at 17:10

Keen to see how you harvest your honey and render down the wax. I struggle with both.

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