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.
- 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.
- 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
$295 for singles
$495 for couples (save $95!)
Sunday, November 26, 2023 - SOLD OUT
Saturday, January 20, 2024 - BOOK NOW
Saturday, February 17, 2024 - BOOK NOW
WHAT WE'LL PROVIDE
• 4 Hour Beginner Beekeeping Workshop
• Tea/Coffee in the morning
• Refreshing Honey Tonics, Scones Jam and Cream
• Rental of Bee Suit, Gloves & Gaiters (if required)
• 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)
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.
Such an amazing day learning about the amazing world of bees! I feel so much more confident jumping into bee keeping and Nathan (as well as his partner Candice!) was so knowledgeable and helpful. Could not recommend this more if you are wanting to get into bee keeping!
Fantastic half day course. Nathan covers all you need to know to start out in Backyard beekeeping and has a friendly, enjoyable presentation style in a comfortable setting. I've been thinking about getting bees for some time. This intro reinforced what I had already read and gave me the confidence to take the next steps. The live hive inspections with full suits provided a good practical experience.
This was a great workshop! Nathan is incredibly knowledgeable, patient and his passion for beekeeping is contagious!! I came away with more confidence to help care for my new hive, and had my questions answered without being made to feel silly! Definitely recommend this to anyone with a new hive or just with a general interest in the world's greatest pollinators - bees!!
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.
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.
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...
Tea / Coffee / Chai / Hot Chocolate
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