Registrations are now open for the two-day course on introduction to natural beekeeping by Permaculturist, Warwick Bone, at the Woodend Neighbourhood House, 9am – 5pm, on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd of June.

This course is designed for beginners to provide participants with the information they need to start natural beekeeping with confidence. Natural Beekeeping regards the well being of the bees as no less important than the honey yield. It is simple, low cost and low effort and in tune with nature – perfectly suited for small scale backyard beekeeping and commercial beekeeping alike.

The course will cover both the theory and practical side of keeping bees and is designed to help beginners keep bees naturally with confidence. Learn about the bees themselves, how to work with them and best provide for their needs. Discover the three most popular hive types, Langstroth, Warre and Kenyan. Be exposed to beekeeping boxes, equipment and tools, and see a demonstration of typical hive manipulations and, of course, taste some honey!

Please bring along a plate to share for lunch, a notebook and pen, and wear weather appropriate clothing.

Costs:

$140 for members of Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group;

$160 for non-members.

Contact David Gormley-O’Brien on woodendbees@gmail.com to register your interest.

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