Southern Beekeepers Association is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the first Beginner Course for 2018.
Numbers are limited to 20 people, with a follow-up course if there is enough interest registered.
2018 SBA Beginner Beekeeping Course 1: Wednesday 29 August 2018 6 – 9pm followed by a weekend of theory and practical on 22/23 September 2018 9.30 – 4.30pm.
Course Fee: $250 This includes SBA membership for the year, The Australian Beekeeping Manual and access to handouts and member information and support.
Becoming a beekeeper involves both cost and time. Expected costs during the first year may include a starter hive ($100), Beejacket, goatkid gloves, and smoker ($220), a hive tool at the training course ($10), and a 3-4 box Langstroth Beehive including Bottom Board, 4 Ideal Boxes, Lid and Frames ($190).
Managing a beehive or two will require being available for inspecting the hive/ s every 3 weeks from Spring to Autumn each year. At times there is some winter work required but this is not as regular.