Beekeeping Course

Embark on a course that will leave you buzzing!

Tutors: Mac Koia and Judy Knipmeijer!

There are many reasons why people take up beekeeping. It is a scientifically stimulating hobby, a great way to make additional income, involves kids in nature, enhances your outdoor or garden space, increases biodiversity, regenerates the dwindling bee species, contributes to critical pollination, and let’s not forget the bonus of the honey and wax!

Mac Koia, the passionate and knowledgeable founder of the Eastern Bay of Plenty Beekeepers Club and Judy Knipmeijer from Taratahi Agricultural Training, are offering you all an unbeelievably awesome course! It is comprehensive, exciting and affordable.

The course will cover the following: 

  • Introduction
    • Becoming a Beekeeper
    • History
    • Hobbyists Beekeeping
    • Environment
    • Allergies
    • Equipment
    • Hive types
    • Protection
    • Hive hygiene
    • The Honey Bee – Apis Melifera
    • Bee Life Cycle
    • Bee Brood Patterns
    • Disease and Management
    • Hive Placement
    • Four Seasons
    • Honey Flow
    • Feeding
    • Pests
    • Swarming
    • Making Splits
    • The Queen
    • Harvest, Wax, Propolis.
    Registration and red tape.
    • Beekeeping Resources.
    • Tutin
    • Varroa mite.
    • AFB

For info regarding upcoming workshops

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