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 another 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 practice 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.