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Learn the basics of Flow Hive backyard beekeeping and get some practical hands-on experience before you jump in.
The Flow Hive has revolutionised backyard beekeeping and opened up beekeeping to enthusiasts around the world. This three-hour workshop is designed for beginners to beekeeping who are thinking about getting a Flow Hive, or have one sitting in their garage unassembled and don't know where to start.
In small groups of up to 10 people, you’ll enjoy this Flow Hive specific practical Beginner Beekeeping Workshop for 3 hours at one of our own apiaries at the beautiful Rivers of Yarrambat (Just 28km NE Melbourne VIC).
- Best practices and essential know-how as a Beekeeper
- Comparison of the different flow hive models and how the flow frames work
- Essential Beekeeping Equipment
- Selecting and setting up a suitable location
- How to conduct an inspection and identify different elements of a beehive
- How to get your first bees
- Learn to get delicious raw honey straight from the hive using a Flow Hive
- Seasonal Considerations
You'll gain practical hands-on experience as you suit up and join Nathan (a Certified Flow Hive Ambassador) as he guides you through several flow hive inspections in our apiary.
You'll walk away with enough information and experience to confidently start your beekeeping journey.
Our Flow Hive specific Beekeeping Workshop includes a tea or coffee on arrival and a delicious lunch served with refreshing honey tonics. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste some raw honey direct from our hives.
And the best part? After participating in our workshop and beekeeping training, you will be eligible for a discount at Flow Hive.
Spaces are strictly limited to 10 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.
Flow Hive Beekeeping Workshop for Beginners Itinerary
- 9:00 am - Welcome and complimentary coffee
- 9.15 am - 10.00 am - Beginner Beekeeping Foundation Knowledge & Flow Hive Demonstration
- 10.00 am - 11:30 am - Working the Hives: Suiting up and doing Multiple Hive Inspections together, Flow Hive Honey Harvest (when possible)
- 11:30 am-12:00 pm - Complimentary Lunch provided and open Q&A Session with Nathan
$189 for singles
$339 for couples (save $39!)
Saturday, January 21, 2023 - SOLD OUT
Saturday, January 28, 2023 - BOOK NOW
WHAT WE'LL PROVIDE
• 3-Hour Flow Hive Beekeeping Workshop for Beginners
• Tea/Coffee in the morning
• Lunch & Honey Tonic
• Rental of Bee Suit, Gloves & Gaiters (if required)
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)
Value Packed Beekeeping Course includes:
✔ 3-Hour Flow Hive Beekeeping Workshop for Beginners
✔ Delicious Lunch & Honey Tonic
✔ Rental of Bee Suit, Gloves & Gaiters
✔ Show Bag of Goodies to Take Home
and best of all....
✔ Receive a Flow Hive 10% Discount Code for qualifying purchases of hives and equipment made from the Flow Hive website. If you intend on purchasing a Flow Hive before or after our event don't forget to use your Discount Code that will be emailed to you following your registration - average savings of approximately $120-$150 or more!
About your Instructors
Nathan Stewart is a full-time dedicated Beekeeping instructor based in Melbourne, Australia and is a Certified Flow Hive Ambassador.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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Food & Drinks included...
Tea / Coffee / Chai / Hot Chocolate
Lunch (3 Food Options served with a refreshing Honey Tonic)
-Signature Posh Cheese with avocado and tomato/capsicum relish
-Homemade Quiche with salad and chips
-Gourmet Beef Burgundy Pie with garden salad and chips