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Living Skills Event – BeeKeeper/Hives

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Date(s) - 15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Living Skills Event

Starting your own Bee Hive including building your own Bee Box

We have invited Arthur Garske, a member of Parramatta Beekeepers Association to run a 2 day workshop for Permaculture Sydney West members.

Cost: $175 (includes $30 DVD)

DAY ONE

  • Rules & Regulations for keeping bees in NSW.
  • Introduction & overview of requirements.
  • Workplace Safety –
  • Risks * Different reactions *Aggressive Bees *Heatstroke *Protective gear *Uniforms
    Honey Bee Biology *Introduction * Difference, e.g. workers/drones * Numbers in the hive * Variety of roles bees fulfil
    Bee Hives * Various options of design * Decisions to be made before acquiring first hive, e.g. 8 frame, 10 frame
    Assembly of Equipment *Boxes, Bottom Boards & Lids (All treated to preserving, painting & maintaining.) * Frames * Wiring * Embedding Foundation
    Location of Hives * Stationary * Migratory * Backyard * Rural
    Feeding Hives * How to * When to
  • Management of Hives Year Round Movement – Migration of Beehives * Preparation * How to and when * Problems associated with moving hives * Keeping a diary

DAY TWO

  • Lighting & Extinguishing a smoker * O. H. & S * Parts * Fuel * Where to aim smoke and why * Use of smoker to manage bees
  • Opening & Reassembly of a hive * Tools needed * Removing a frame and how to hold it for examination * Cells – what is contained in cells on a frame * Swarm prevention * Robbing the hive

a) When

b) Different methods

  • Honey Extraction * Preparation for extraction * How to handle * Process & Storage of extracted honey

RSVP: To Greg

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