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Natural Beekeeping Workshops

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Natural Beekeeping Workshops

Time: March 7, 2015 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Graceville Community Garden
Street: 79 Waratah Ave.
City/Town: Graceville
Website or Map: http://www.allyoucaneatgarden…
Phone: follow link to contact us to book in or to express interest
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Graceville Community Garden
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2015

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Natural Beekeeping Workshops

Teaser: 
Next workshop is on Saturday the 7th of March at the Graceville Community Garden. Everyone is welcome, including children.

This is a full day workshop. Participants can attend only the morning session if they wish, which is a theoretical introduction to beekeeping. Those who take the full day will help inspect and harvest honey from a live bee hive, strain the honey and make beeswax candles, and 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 humourous information and plenty of interactivity. Bookings essential.

Morning session covers

  • 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

Lunch

  • Tea and coffee provided
  • Please bring your own lunch
  • 30 minutes

Afternoon (practical) session covers

  • Inspection of the bee hive for pests, diseases and problems
  • Robbing honey and wax
  • Processing and jarring honey
  • Beeswax candle making
  • Take a jar of honey home (additional jars and candles available for purchase)
  • Please wear light coloured long sleeves and pants, broad hat, closed shoes

Morning only workshop (9am-12pm) $50 per adult, $35 for Healthcare Card holder.
Full day workshop (9am-4.30pm) $85 per adult, $65 for Healthcare Card holder.

Please contact us to book in or to express interest to be notified when the next workshop is announced. Your interest will encourage us to hold the workshop frequently.

The venue is the Graceville Community Garden at 79 Waratah Ave., Graceville. Morning and afternoon tea is provided.

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