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Beginners Beekeeping Course

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Event details

19th and 20th May, 9:30am - 4pm Plus Monday nights 21st and 28th May 7-9pm.

Venue: Unitec - room to be advised.
Cost:  $140 for club members $180 for non club members.
Contact: register online ABC website/Courses. For any information contact Carol by emailing

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

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.

Other topics:

  • 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.

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