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Beginners Beekeeping Course

Thinking about getting bees? Got bees? Got all the gear but no bees? ... Then this course is for you!


Upcoming courses:


One Weekend & Two Monday nights:
Saturday and Sunday - 9.30 am to 4 pm
27th & 28th July
Monday Nights - 7 to 9 pm
29th July and 5th August
For any information, contact Carol by emailing
Get in quick as spots are limited and fill quickly.
  • The course fee for a club member is $180. You can start attending field days giving you some practical experience while you wait for the course to start. Club members, please login to book your course online now.
  • If, as a club member, you want to bring one other family member (who is living in the same household sharing the same email address (for club communications)) please buy them an additional family member ticket, the cost is $180

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.


Course Outline

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.

Other topics:

  • History and the Law
  • Basic Costs
  • Stings
  • The Honey Bee
  • Starting with bees
  • Honey Flow
  • Hive Management
  • All about the gear you need