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Beginning Beekeeping course - 3 week online class
Learn what is involved in keeping your own beehive
If you are planning on become a beekeeper or just interested in finding out more about bees and beekeeping then this course is for you.
Join our online Zoom course and get to understand what beekeeping is all about.
In the beginning beekeeping workshop you can expect to learn everything from the inner workings of a bee hive to the amazing properties of raw honey; how to maintain a healthy hive; to the wonders of swarms and how to keep them in check.
The Class is suitable for adults and teenagers who are interested to get started or learn about bees. If you have a Flow hive we can certainly help with all your questions!
Once you book, please note the Zoom meeting instructions will be sent automatically before the course starts - please check your email the day before each class
How old do you need to be to do the course? We usually suggest an age of 13 and above for the adult courses but feel free to contact me if you have a special request
About Us: A well-known registered Beekeeper, Benedict is "The Practical Beekeeper". Benedict collects swarms, manages beehives and delivers educational courses. Benedict is a full time beekeeper specializing in Urban beekeeping and he manages a number of hives in Melbourne's northern suburbs.
Benedict has a background and passion for permaculture, sustainability, horticulture and landscape architecture and is passionate about sharing ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
He also enjoys running school education programs which focus on promoting backyard beekeeping. In 2014 Benedict successfully ran the crowd funding campaign Bringing back the bees, which raised funds for Beekeeping at CERES and Taranaki Farm http://pozi.be/beekeeper.
He is also President of Australian Pollinator Alliance
Benedict also manages a number of hives in Melbourne’s northern suburbs and produces small batch, seasonal Raw Local honey. The Practical Beekeeper honey is single source, small batch minimally filtered, cold extracted and packed here in Melbourne. Benedict is a passionate believer in sustainability and so he focuses on beekeeping where the welfare of the bees is paramount.
To find out more about The Practical Beekeeper you can follow him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PracticalBeekeeper and you can also subscribe to his YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/HealthyOrganics
- Getting started with backyard beekeeping
- How to maintain a healthy hive, the wonders of swarms and how to keep them in check
- The wonders of pure raw honey and an understanding of honey extraction
- Detailed course notes and online references
- An understanding of how to get started keeping bees in your backyard
- AS this is an online class, you will need to have access to a computer with Zoom installed
Not for the online class
Beginner beekeepers wanting to learn how to best manage their beehives.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Please note there are no refunds on classes and classes cannot be switched post booking. By purchasing this class you agree to these terms and conditions. However, if you’re unable to attend please feel free to send someone else in your place. Bookings are strictly not transferable to other dates. Please double check the date of the workshop before booking, cancellations will result in forfeit of payment.
Terms & Conditions
Participation in Beekeeping classes and workshops are at your own risk. Whilst we take every precaution to take reasonable care of our customers, we acknowledge that bees and the natural environment can pose risk, and your attendance at our classes waives our liability for any injuries that occur. Payment of class or event is confirmation of your place(s) in the class. Minimum numbers apply for each class, if we require the class(es) to be postponed or cancelled, a refund or re-allocation to the same class or a different class of the same value will be offered.
We often take photographs during our workshops to share through our instagram @practical_beekeeper or with our community. If you do not consent to have your (or your child's) photograph taken and shared on our social media platforms and/or website please let us know before the workshop begins. You can send us an email prior to class or just give us a heads up at the start of class.
Due to the uncertainty of COVID 19, we may need to postpone our classes. In the case of postponement your booking will be transferred to another date.
Please note there are no refunds on classes and classes cannot be switched post booking. By purchasing this class you agree to these terms and conditions. However, if you’re unable to attend please feel free to send someone else in your place. If you are unable to attend on the day, last minute cancellations will result in forfeit of payment.
Disclaimer: Beekeeping material & information published and/or presented in any of our training courses or workshops, leaflets or on The Practical Beekeeper website is produced in good faith & for general information and The Practical Beekeeper or its proprietors will not be liable for any loss suffered by any person for action taken on the basis of such information.