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One Day Natural Beekeeping Course – Katherine – July 2016
July 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm$200
One Day Intensive Natural Beekeeping Course
In the olden days, almost everyone had a bee-hive in their garden. Today, you rarely see bee hives in back gardens. Bees are disappearing. It’s a known fact that we no longer have enough honeybees to pollinate the world’s crops. In northern China, the honeybee is almost extinct due to the excessive use of insecticides. Gangs of people climb trees with bags of pollen and tiny brushes to hand pollinate fruit crops.
We need to have more bees and the best way is to have a small hive in your back garden. Keep Bees for the bees’ sake and value them as pollinators first (and honey producers second). Become natural beekeepers. Rather than a focus on ‘taking from’ the bees, natural beekeeping is about ‘giving back.’ Natural Beekeeping promotes the Kenyan Top Bar Hive as one of the natural bee hives for backyard and small-scale Beekeepers (Bee-carers).
Learn the difference between the Langstroth and a Kenyan Top Bar beehive.Register for this course
This course is designed for the backyard and small-scale beekeeper seeking an alternative natural approach to standard commercial style beekeeping.
- Learn basic theory about becoming a beekeeper
- See the difference between a Langstroth and a Kenyan top bar hive
- Find out about equipment you need
- Experiment with practical management of a real top bar hive
- Be given a set of plans for making your own hive
- Have the opportunity to have a top bar beehive made by the Rotary Katherine
Community Shed at cost price
This course has been costed at $200 per person and we need 12 participants to enable Adrian to come from NSW.
Theory will be delivered at the Rotary Family Fun Park, corner of Lockheed Road and Rapide Street, Katherine North commencing at 9am. The practical component will be conducted on site at a backyard top-bar beehive in Katherine.Register for this course