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Beginners Beekeeping Course


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Event details

Eight Wednesday night sessions:
May 9th, 16th, 23th and 30th and June 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. 7-9pm.

Course Outline

A eight session course covering: History, Biology, Hiveware, Siting a hive, The Law, Products from the hive, Seasonal Management, Bee Diseases + lots, lots more.

Kim Kneijber and Carol Downer are the tutors. They are both passionate about bee keeping and their bees.  They have been beekeeping for over 15 years and manage 30+ hives each. They bring two different and diverse perspectives, which compliment each other very well.

  • History and the Law
  • Basic Costs
  • Stings
  • The Honey Bee
  • Starting with bees
  • Honey Flow
  • Hive Management
  • All about the gear you need

NB: Classes are held at Unitec, Carrington Road, Mt Albert. Participants will be notified of all details closer to the start date.


Cost:  $140 for club members $180 for non club members. Visit Auckland Beekeepers Club website or contact

Carol by emailing

thefairy@xtra.co.nz (Limited to 30 people, so don't delay)

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