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Natural Beekeeping Workshop

March 4, 2023 @ 9:30 am - March 5, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


Course Details

March 4, 2023 @ 9:30 am
March 5, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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Course Organiser

Adrian Iodice
Organiser Phone:
0409 971 128
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Course Facilitators

Facilitated by:


Castlemaine Permaculture Hub
86 Forest St.
Castlemaine, Victoria 3450
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This unique course teaches the fundamentals of Natural, Bee Centric, Organic, Beekeeping practices and theories. While also inspiring a reverence for the miraculous, wordless lives of honey bees whose complex communal patterns and systems draw us into greater and more sacred connections to life, nature and community.
Adrian shares an intimate knowledge of, and love, for bees so that skills learned are both practical and spiritual.

You will leave with the confidence to start caring for your own bee colony, the capacity to catch and relocate a swarm, as well as insight into how caring for bees can open us to a greater understanding of life.

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Who’s it for?

  • Beginner beekeepers wanting to understand the fundamentals of bee-centric bee-care
  • Experienced beekeepers wanting to explore a deeper, more natural, bee centric approach to beekeeping
  • Anyone wanting to deepen their connection to and appreciation of the miraculous lives of bees

What you’ll learn?

  • Developmental stages of the honey bee organism, (The Bee-ing).
  • The importance of natural honeycomb
  • How to catch a swarm — and the equipment you’ll need
  • Where best to position a beehive
  • The healing products that Honey-bees provide
  • Kenyan topbar hive management techniques

What’s Included?

  • Comprehensive course notes
  • Plans to build your own Kenyan Top Bar Hive (Les Crowder version)
  • A full list of great books, web sites and films to learn more in your own time
  • Meet, hang out and hopefully stay in touch with other great people who are on the same path.
  • Morning and afternoon tea.

What to Bring

It’s going to be a full 2 days of information so bring:

  • A pad and pen to take notes
  • A light coloured, thick, long sleeve shirt or pullover (for during hive inspections)
  • Long loose fitting pants
  • A bee veil or bee suit if you have one
  • Fully enclosed shoes

We will look into an active hive only if weather permits!

Course Cost

Early Bird (till 4 February 2023): $420
Full Price: $490

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Payment & Refunds

You can pay for your course below with your credit card, or contact Adrian to arrange payment by credit card over the phone, or direct deposit.

Please ensure you read our Course & Workshop Refunds Policy prior to booking your course.

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