Are you a new beekeeper or considering starting, but want to know more? Are you looking to learn more about how to manage a beehive as part of your backyard garden or permaculture setup? This workshop provides you with an insight into the skills and experience required to safely and effectively manipulate a bee hive and carry out general management practices.
In addition to providing you with a broad understanding of the history and biology of a colony of European honey bees, at the end of the workshop participants will know what steps need to be taken to get started in beekeeping.
The session runs for 2 hours in person at CERES. Participants will leave with the enthusiasm to get started as beekeepers.
Protective clothing and occupational health and safety
Hive components and assembly
Bee biology and seasonal management
Diseases and pests of bees
Inspecting hive for disease
Other products from the hive
The workshop is suitable for participants aged from 14 years onward.
Ashton Edgley – Ashton’s interest in beekeeping began through his love of plants and insects. This interest grew into a passion! Ashton has worked in the beekeeping industry for six years and now cares for more than sixty hives, both of his own and those of others. He shares his love of honeybees in schools and universities by teaching others how to properly care for them and their importance in our food systems.