Beginners Beekeeping Workshop


Beginners Beekeeping Workshop


Saturday the 13th of July

Learn about Bee-centric beekeeping with Emily and Bianca. This is a beginners workshop where you will learn all you need to set up a natural hive in your backyard. This workshop will get you ready for the next swarm season in Spring, so you will have plenty of time to build or source a hive, plant out your backyard, find a suitable spot and sit back and wait for the bees to come.

What to Expect:

We will cover all aspects and principles of natural beekeeping, how they differ from conventional and commercial methods, how to build a hive, catching a swarm/sourcing bees, beekeeping with small children, harvesting honey and processing beeswax and building your beekeeping community. backyard beekeeping.

This course will cover:

  • Beekeeping with kids

  • how natural beekeeping differs from conventional beekeeping

  • How to build your own hive

  • How to catch a swarm 

  • Making your backyard a pollinator friendly space

  • Beeswax and what to do with it

About Your Tutors:

Emily and Bianca are natural beekeepers (or bee guardians) who have multiple Warrè hive throughout the Wollondilly area and are also part of a collective of beekeepers called 'Warrè-Dilly' who are spreading the word and teaching workshops on how to keep bees 'Bee-centrically' which means that the bees come before the beekeeper. If we want to help save the bees then we need to let them bee, and provide them with a suitable home and clean environment.

Whats Included:

Each student will take home a bag of goodies with info on follow up reading, hive plans, beeswax wrap, a high nectar plant list, pollinator friendly seeds.

Volunteer position:

Lyttleton is now offering 1 volunteer position per workshop, if you are interested in volunteering for a workshop you will need to come in for a volunteer induction. Workshop volunteers must be members and they will receive a 20% discount for 1 week if they volunteer for a half day workshop (4 hours) and for 2 weeks if they volunteer for a full day workshop. They will also get to learn new skills and help the tutor during the workshop. If you are interested in volunteering please contact 2-6 weeks prior to the workshop commencement date.

Cancellation Policy:
Please note that workshops are non-refundable, however, if you notify us of the cancellation within 48 hours we can give you a workshop credit and you are able to apply this to a different workshop.

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