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4. LIFESTYLE » House & Garden

BACKYARD BEEKEEPING

Course ID 12628
Price $135.00 (GST included)
Status Places are available.
Location St Lukes, 4 Heydon Street Mosman
Tutor Judith Sleijpen
Sessions 1 session of 6 hours
Start date Saturday, 09 February 2019
Finish date Saturday, 09 February 2019
Time 10.00am - 4.00pm

Would you like to harvest your own honey? It's easy to have a few hives and then let the bees do most of the work for you. Learn everything you need to know about bees, the equipment needed and how much honey you can expect. Find out what other products you can make from beeswax such as candles, soap and cosmetic creams. Honey tasting and comprehensive notes provided.



CLICK HERE to hear Judith Sleijpen chatting with Ed Phillips from Creative Living, Talking Lifestyle 2UE.

10.00 -11.00am
- Introduction to Workshop
- What is honey?
- History of beekeeping
- Honey flora
- The importance of bees Legislation
- Locating the hive
- How to get the bees

11.00 -11.10am
- Morning Tea

11.10 -12.15pm
- Honey bees - Castes
- Lifecycles
- Re-queening
- Swarming
- Collecting the pollen and nectar

12.15 -1.00pm
- Beehive
- Hive management
- Harvesting the honey
- Types of honey
- Honey bee products

1.00 -1.45pm
- Lunch

1.45 - 3.00pm
- Australian native bees
- Bee stings
- Bee health
- Harvesting the wax
- Beeswax uses - candles, cosmetics and soap

3.00 - 3.10pm
- Afternoon Tea

3.10 - 4.00pm
- Practical Demonstration
- Workshop Review

Materials

Comprehensive notes provided.

About the presenter

Judith Sleijpen
Judith Sleijpen

Judith Sleijpen graduated from Ryde School of Horticulture with distinction in Urban Horticulture and gained experience in the retail nursery industry for several years.

As a Member of the Horticultural Media Association, Judith writes a monthly gardening column for "Peninsula Living" and "Northshore Living". She has also published articles in "Landscape Contractor and Manager", "Better Homes and Gardens", "Gardens and Outdoor Living" and "The Garden Gurus".

Passionate about garden design, plants and bees, Judith is a Member of the Australian Institute of Horticulture, a former member of the Sydney Executive Committee of Open Gardens Australia and the Speakers' Bureau of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Judith now conducts her garden design and horticultural consultancy business,"Gardens, Balconies and Beyond".



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