Canberra region beekeeping courses

Beekeeping courses in the Canberra region

We regularly host beekeeping courses in the Canberra and surrounding region covering all aspects of beekeeping from acquiring and establishing your first hive through to the honey extraction process.

Due to a high demand, courses sell out quickly so please follow the below links if there are positions available and you are interested in attending.


Upcoming beekeeping courses:

We have the following beekeeping courses scheduled for 2017/2018:

Date: Saturday 10th, 17th and 24th
Price: $POA
Availability: Now booking, positions available!

Positions are limited, so please email us if you are interested in attending:
[email protected]

Date: Sunday 18th
Price: $145.00 all-inclusive (lunch and light refreshments provided)
Availability: Now booking, positions available!

Course Summary:
Okay, so you have completed one of our 'introduction to beekeeping' workshops and you are now managing a hive or two - congratulations.

But you have also discovered since starting your journey into the world of beekeeping that there are a couple of things (or more) that you would like to gain a clearer understanding of, now that you are starting to better understand the bees.

The day starts with a quick refresher on all the basics to reaffirm all that you already know, but may have overlooked or forgotten.

As you will recall, all of our sessions are 'hands on' and you will be immersed in the apiary with the bees from the outset.

  • Getting the most out of your smoker - so it never lets you down
  • Swarm management techniques (prevention & management)
  • Hive merging & splitting
  • Marking queens
  • Requeening & queenless hives
  • Feeding your bees - what, when, how and why
  • Pest and disease identification and control methods
  • Celebrating the harvest - honey, pollen, propolis & bees wax
  • Seasonal hive management techniques - what, when, how and why
  • Summary & FAQ's - lets debunk those urban myths and set the record straight once and for all

The day starts at 9am and finishes 5 hours later at 2pm, with 30 minutes set aside for the lunch break.

Positions are limited, so please email us if you are interested in attending:
[email protected]

Date: Sunday 25th
Price: $145.00 all-inclusive (lunch and light refreshments provided)
Availability: Now booking, positions available!

Course Summary:
Okay, so you have completed one of our 'introduction to beekeeping' workshops and you are now managing a hive or two - congratulations.

But you have also discovered since starting your journey into the world of beekeeping that there are a couple of things (or more) that you would like to gain a clearer understanding of, now that you are starting to better understand the bees.

The day starts with a quick refresher on all the basics to reaffirm all that you already know, but may have overlooked or forgotten.

As you will recall, all of our sessions are 'hands on' and you will be immersed in the apiary with the bees from the outset.

  • Getting the most out of your smoker - so it never lets you down
  • Swarm management techniques (prevention & management)
  • Hive merging & splitting
  • Marking queens
  • Requeening & queenless hives
  • Feeding your bees - what, when, how and why
  • Pest and disease identification and control methods
  • Celebrating the harvest - honey, pollen, propolis & bees wax
  • Seasonal hive management techniques - what, when, how and why
  • Summary & FAQ's - lets debunk those urban myths and set the record straight once and for all

The day starts at 9am and finishes 5 hours later at 2pm, with 30 minutes set aside for the lunch break.

Positions are limited, so please email us if you are interested in attending:
[email protected]


Beekeeping course Frequently Asked Questions:

If you have any questions about our beekeeping courses, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page. Or ask us in our beekeeping forum.


Beekeeping course feedback:

A write up (with some great photos) from the January 2016 course can be found at the Tree Diaries Blog


Beekeeping course resources:

If you have attended our beekeeping course you can access the reference resources at the following link: Beekeeping Course Resources