07. September 2019 - 10:00 till 16:00
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Beekeeping Course | Sydney Campus, ELI-229 Lecture Room | Saturday, 07. September 2019

Learn to create a vibrant, healthy garden with our Gardening & Horticulture courses in Sydney.Make your garden more productive with our Gardening & Horticulture courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.How much honey do you get from a beehive? Discover the many rewards of beekeeping with our beekeeping course. Learn how to harvest honey, the equipment needed and how to manage a hive while the bees do most of the work. Learn how to render bees wax and make candles, soap and cosmetic creams. Honey tasting and comprehensive notes are provided.Learning OutcomesAt the completion of this beekeeping course you should be able to:Recognise different methods of beekeeping.Locate and manage a beehive successfully.Observe beekeeping regulations.Harvest honey and render wax.Describe various honey and wax products.Identify various bee pests and diseases.Course ContentThe following content will be covered in this beekeeping course:Introduction: Reasons for BeekeepingHoney.Wax.Pollination.Others.HoneyHistory.Components.Quantity.BeesEyesight.Sense of smell.Distance travelled.Preferred weather conditions.Vegetation: Honey FloraTypes.Smell.Taste.Colour.RegulationsBiosecurity Act.Government Regulations.Importance of BeesPollination.Economy – export.Bee AcquisitionSuppliers.Equipment.Developments.Bee Lifecycles and TasksQueen.Worker.Drone.SwarmingPrevention.Capture.Beehive Location & ManagementPosition.Annual program.Honey Harvest: DemonstrationFrames.Extractor.Storage.Beehive ProductsPropolis.Royal jelly.Potentiated pollen.Bee HealthEnvironment.Pests.Diseases.Wax Render: DemonstrationWax Products – RecipesCandles.Soap.Lip balm.Furniture polish.BeehivesLangstroth hive.Flow hive.Top-bar hive.Warre hive.AZ hive.Australian Native BeesTypes.Acquisition.Hive location/management.Uses.Honey.ConclusionCourse review.Intended AudienceThis beekeeping course would appeal to anyone interested in learning about the many benefits of beekeeping.Delivery StyleThis beekeeping course is conducted in an interactive classroom environment. All aspects of beekeeping are discussed; equipment is demonstrated; honey is presented for tasting and comprehensive course notes are provided.Alternative DatesAdditional instances of this course may be available and published on our website. See Beekeeping Course for more information, or to join the waiting list and be advised when we schedule more.