Immerse yourself
in the world
of a Beekeeper
for a day!

Comprehensive Beekeeping Workshop for Beginners

Immerse yourself in the world of a Beekeeper for a day!

Comprehensive Beekeeping Workshop for Beginners

Workshop Registration Options

Have you been thinking about becoming a Beekeeper but unsure whether you’re ready to make the full commitment?

Or perhaps you’ve already bought some beekeeping equipment, maybe even got your bees, but are looking to advance your knowledge and confidence in Beekeeping while having a truly unique experience.

Whatever the case, this one day workshop is for you!

When you join us at the beautiful Rivers of Yarrambat for one of our Beginner Beekeeping Workshops, you’ll gain all the essential knowledge and tips about becoming a confident backyard hobbyist beekeeper.

You’ll learn; 

  • Best practices and essential know-how as a Beekeeper
  • The different types of bees and the inner workings of a hive
  • The essential equipment and supplies you’ll need to have on hand if you decide to take up beekeeping at home
  • The different types of hives you can choose from including a practical demonstration of a FlowHive versus a traditional Langstroth Hive
  • Selecting and setting up and ideal location for your hive
  • Mastering a hive inspection - what to look for, frequency of inspections, and record keeping.
  • How to maintain a healthy hive including bee biosecurity and protecting honey bees from established and exotic pests.
  • How to harvest raw honey from your hive 
  • Seasonal considerations
  • Plus much more!

And the best part? You’ll also get to jump into a Bee Suit and participate in a hive inspection, the installation of a nucleus hive AND observe a Flow Hive honey harvest!

Spaces are strictly limited to 18 people per workshop so it’s highly recommended you book well in advance to ensure you don't miss out on this amazing hands-on experience. We run these popular Beekeeping Courses in the busiest part of the beekeeping season just a few times a year, places are genuinely limited and always sell out. Bookings well in advance are essential.

Beginner Beekeeping
Workshop Itinerary

  • 8:00 am -  Welcome and complimentary coffee
  • 8.15 am - 9.00 am - Beginner Beekeeping Foundation Knowledge
  • 9:00 am - 9:15 am - Morning Tea: Scones Jam & Cream with a refreshing Honey Tonic
  • 9.15 am - 10:00 am -Common Beekeeping Activities (Practical): Harvesting Honey with an extractor versus Crush & Strain, Hive Comparisons: Flow Hive Versus other Langstroth style hives, Feeding Bees, Seasonal Preparations
  • 10.00 am - 11:30 am - Working the Hives: Suiting up and doing Multiple Hive Inspections together, FlowHive Honey Harvest (when possible)
  • 11:30 am-12:00 pm - Complimentary Lunch provided and open Q&A Session with Nathan

PRICING

$295 for singles
$495 for couples (save $95!)

WHEN
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 10, 2022 - SOLD OUT
Saturday, January 7, 2023 - BOOK NOW
Sunday, January 22, 2023 BOOK NOW
Saturday, February 18, 2023 - BOOK NOW
LOCATION
Rivers of Yarrambat 28 Kurrak Rd, Yarrambat VIC 3091 (26km North-East of Melbourne CBD)
WHAT WE'LL PROVIDE
• 4 Hour Beginner Beekeeping Workshop
• Tea/Coffee in the morning
• Refreshing Honey Tonics, Scones Jam and Cream

• Lunch
• Rental of Bee Suit, Gloves & Gaiters (if required)
• Workbook
• Beekeeping Showbag to take home (Value $75) including 500g of Nathan's own Maya'Xala Honey, Workbook & Hive Inspection Records, Beekeeping Hat & Veil)

Added Bonus (10% Flow Hive Discount):
One of the benefits of attending this event is that, as we are a Flow Certified Ambassador, attendees of the event have the opportunity to receive a 10% Discount on their Flow Hive for qualifying purchases. Please contact us for more details if you are thinking of buying a Flow Hive. (Terms & Conditions Apply)
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About your Instructors

Nathan Stewart is a full-time dedicated Beekeeping instructor based in Melbourne, Australia.

Each year, Nathan helps over 200 Beginner Beekeepers to get a strong confident start. 

For Nathan, beekeeping is more than just a hobby gone wild, it's a passion. Beekeeping puts him more in touch with nature, his local community and genuinely helps him to de-stress and be a happier version of himself.

Recent Reviews

Natasha Scanga 

(November 2021)

We had an amazing day, Nathan is a wealth of knowledge and was very friendly. Lots of hands-on experience as well as theory-based learning. We learned so much and can't wait to have bees of our own!

Douglas Gower 

(November 2021)

I had a fantastic day very informative with great information, tips on how to manage your bees along with great support I would definitely encourage anyone to do the course. Thanks for an amazing day!

Judith Lawrence

(December 2021)

Excellent course. The course is very informative and has lots of hands-on experience. I highly recommend this beekeeping course for anyone considering keeping bees. I already had my bees but was missing lots of bits of information. Nathan is very knowledgeable and really professional. Beautiful setting, great lunch and afternoon tea! Well done. Thanks for a great day.

 

Meet Scott

Scott shares two years of beekeeping experiences in Hurstbridge Victoria Australia. He discusses why he recommends beginner beekeepers buy a nucleus of bees over catching swarms and as a Carpenter and Furniture maker, he decorated his Langstroth Hive and built a 32 frame Horizontal Langstroth in his workshop.

 

Meet Mick

Hear Mick Wilmott, discussing his experience in getting into beekeeping on a Rooftop Terrace in the centre of Melbourne's CBD.

See how Urban Rooftop Beekeeping is not only possible but has had a positive impact on our ecosystem.

 

Meet Krissy

Krissy is a Backyard Beekeeper, based in Wallan, Victoria Australia. She has enjoyed working with Nathan Stewart and Beekeeping Apprentice as she built her confidence, setup her flow hive, installed a strong colony of bees and harvested loads of honey all in her first year of beekeeping!

Food & Drinks included...

Morning
Tea / Coffee / Chai / Hot Chocolate

Morning Tea
Honey Tonics with scones, jam and cream

Lunch (3 Options)
-Signature Posh Cheese with avocado and tomato/capsicum relish
-Homemade Quiche with salad and chips
-Gourmet Beef Burgundy Pie with garden salad and chips

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We look forward to sharing with you our experience and helping you get started in beekeeping confidently as a backyard or beginner beekeeper.

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