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Thinking about getting bees? Got bees? Got all the gear but no bees? ... Then this course is for you!
Weekend beginners Beekeeping Course
One Weekend & Two Monday nights:
Sat 16th & Sun 17th May 2020 - 9.30am to 4.00pm
Mon Nights 18th & 25th May - 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Weeknight beginners Beekeeping Course
Eight Wednesday night sessions:
April 29th, May 6, 13, 20, & 27th, and June 3rd, 10th and 17th - 7.00pm to 9.30pm.
To buy these courses you must be a club member. Membership costs $40 per annum. If you are not yet a member please click the 'Join the Club' button on this page to join us now.
If you need to cancel your booking the following cancellation policy applies:
Cancellation more than 2 weeks from course start – refund less $20 administration fee.
Cancellation less than 2 weeks from course start – NO refund.
Exceptional or extenuating circumstances will be taken into account.
A eight session course covering: History, Biology, Hiveware, Siting a hive, The Law, Products from the hive, Seasonal Management, Bee Diseases + lots, lots more.
Kim Kneijber and Carol Downer are the tutors. They are both passionate about bee keeping and their bees. They have been beekeeping for over 15 years and manage 30+ hives each. They bring two different and diverse perspectives, which compliment each other very well.
“I had had a hive for just over a year but still wasn’t confident about managing my bees, I’d even considered giving them up. This course answered all my questions and gave me the knowledge to become a much more confident beekeeper. I’ve been to ‘evening classes’ before and there has always been a huge number of dropouts but I think this course would have had at least a 90% completion rate. Kim and Carol were brilliant and never boring.”
Sally Petersen, ABC member.
NB: Classes are held at Unitec, Carrington Road, Mt Albert. Participants will be notified of all details closer to the start date.