Intro to Beekeeping – Saturday January 9th 2021 9am – 12:30pm

Intro to Beekeeping – Saturday January 9th 2021 9am – 12:30pm

In this 3.5hr workshop, Claire Brown from Austinmer Beekepers will introduce you to bee society and answer the question of why bringing bees into your life is so enriching and fruitful. If weather permits, we will take a look at our display hive and get a glimpse into the day to day life of the honey bee. Claire will explain the history of beekeeping before diving into the reasons why beekeeping is her greatest passion. This workshop is sure to get you inspired to start a beehive of your own!

Your workshop topics:

  • Hive types and their characteristics
  • The amazing variety of honey bee products
  • Practicalities to look into before getting bees
  • Essential equipment
  • If weather is permitting, we will open a hive onsite.

Before booking Intro to Beekeeping, please read the Terms-and-Conditions

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Intro to Beekeeping

Saturday January 9th 2021

9am – 12:30pm

The class is for you if you’re amazed by the intricate society of bees and are ready to learn the role of bees in your garden. We’ll teach you the method and madness of beekeeping, plus the role of bees in the environment we live in.

This workshop is especially helpful when deciding whether or not beekeeping is for you. It’s also a great first step towards the full day ‘In depth Beekeeping’ course on January 23rd.

You’ll need to dress appropriately for this workshop by wearing thick pants such as jeans and a long sleeved shirt. DO NOT wear black as this may endanger you. The natural predators of honey bees are black (e.g. bears) so when they see something big and black coming their way, they will sting now and ask questions later!

Your course fee includes:

  • 3.5hrs of face-to-face teaching at the Green Connect Farm, Warrawong NSW.
  • Take-home notes.
  • PPE – we will provide beekeeping suits for the upper body and face.
  • Catered morning tea. Let us know your dietary requirements.

Your teacher: Claire Brown

Claire Brown is one half of local business, Austinmer Beekepers. She trained as an Environmental Scientist at UOW and Science teacher before discovering a passion for bees. She owns and maintains Langstroth, Flow and Warre beehives and is interested in the ways bees react to different styles of beekeeping. She has found that learning about bees and seeing the amazing way they build and communicate has been a very interesting project amongst the day to day of bringing up two small children. Claire keeps European and Australian native bees and loves learning about the multitude of native pollinators in her permaculture garden. Claire has found beekeeping to be an activity which lends itself to a mindful practice, bringing calm and focus to the day.

Coming from Sydney, Canberra or beyond?

Click here to read about local Airbnbs that we recommend, plus other tips for places to eat and sights to see while you’re in the Illawarra.

Why is Green Connect offering studies in permaculture?

Well, because we are proud of the work we have done to turn 11 aces of disused land into a thriving permaculture farm abundant with vegetables, fruit, herbs and animals (goats, pigs, sheep and chickens). And because we’re so proud of it, we want to share it with you. People often ask us what we do, how we do it and why it’s such a success story for the Illawarra. Rest assured, as a not for profit, your ticket price goes directly to our farm. Every purchase helps and supports the work that we do.

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