Anyone interested in learning Bee Keeping basics?

Come and learn how to make honey in your own backyard with Doug Purdie - "Beevangelist" and author of Backyard Bees.

Doug Purdie is coming to Orange in April to share his enthusiasm and skills in backyard bee-keeping.  This is a one day introductory course - no prior knowledge necessary - just a keen interest in DIY honey! 

Course topics
Doug will cover the theory and practical management of honeybees including:

  • Honey bee biology and behaviour
  • Equipment for starting up a beehive we will demonstrate all the main sorts of hives people are using
  • We have A Top Bar, Warre, Langstroth and Flow hive in our teaching apiary and you will see each one operating
  • Regulations and location placement
  • Handling bees with confidence and respect
  • Native bees

We have not set a date until we know who is coming.  Doug is happy to come on a weekend or during the week.  Get your preference in early to avoid disappointment.

The course will cost $150pp (depending on numbers).

Please contact Sally if you are interested - lets see if we can make this one run!