Two Day Short Beekeeping Course

Beekeeping in South Africa, notes and books will be provided for reference purposes.
Food and accommodation are provided at Honeywood Farm
Course will be run in English – Afrikaans explanations and discussion welcome 

Session and VenueOutcomesAids
Session 1 - Barnhuis Introduction and Welcome – followed by a talk “Bees and Man - Past, Present and Future ” Optional extra: “Bees in crises – can beekeepers afford to ignore their plight?” P.point presentation Course material purchased items will be distributed
Session 2 - Barnhuis and work area Bee biology including problems and disease facing bees Hive components and assembly Blue book and course material.
Registration and DAFF - AFB
Wall charts
Hive assembled
Session 3 - Farm and bee sites Hives, examination and manipulations Field work with bees - practical
Session 4 - Barnhuis and honey room Honey processing and control.
Practical demonstration of extracting honey
Regulations for honey standards
Session 5 - Farm and bee sites Obtaining bees - bee removals, catching swarms and introduction to queen rearing Bee boxes and necessary equipment - practical display of how to hive a swarm
Session 6 - Barnhuis Commercial pollination and bee forage Global pollination project Fynbos walk and wall charts (weather permitting)
Session 7 - Barnhuis Economics of beekeeping, hive production, expenditure and income Notes and powerpoint

 


Two Day Program

Friday

Register and book into cottages

  • 07:00pm. – Dinner in Main House
  • 08:00pm. – Session 1 in Barnhuis

Saturday

  • 07.30am – 08:30am : Breakfast in Main House
  • 08.30am – 10.30am : Session 2 in Barnhuis
  • 10.30am – 11.00am : Tea in Green Room
  • 11.00am – 01.00pm : Session 3 field work
  • 01.00pm – 02.00pm : Lunch
  • 02.00pm – 03.30pm : Session 4 Barnhuis and honey room
  • 03.30pm – 04.00pm : Tea
  • 04.00pm – 05.30pm : Session 5 Bee sites
  • 07:00pm – 08.00pm : Dinner in Main House

Sunday

  • 07.30am – 08:30am : Breakfast in Main House
  • 08.30am – 10.30am : Session 6 in Barnhuis and Fynbos
  • 10.30am – 11.00am : Tea in Green Room
  • 11.00am – 01.00pm : Session 7 Barnhuis
  • 01.00pm – 02.00pm  : Lunch 

Notes:

Course will be run in English – Afrikaans explanations and discussion welcome.
Beekeeping in South Africa, notes and books will be provided for reference purposes.
Food and accommodation are provided at Honeywood Farm.


Course fee

Accommodation for candidate for 2 nights
Food and beverages for candidate:
- Breakfast
- Mid morning tea/coffee/snacks
- Lunch
- Mid afternoon tea/coffee/snacks
- Dinner
985.00
Course fee for candidatefor the two days
(this includes course material excluding the Beekeeping in SA book)
985.00
Total 1970.00

 

Please indicate with a X if you wish to purchase any items which we can order for you
Protected clothing  
 - Plastic with gauntlet bee gloves R89.00
 - Suit - Overall R590.00
 - Veil (hat required) R390.00
Book - Bee Keeping in South Africa R385.00
Total  

 

  • Please note these prices do not include vat and transport and are subject to revision
  • Candidates must have protective clothing which can be ordered in advance from us if necessary.
  • The book “Beekeeping in South Africa” is recommended for those attending the course
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