Two Day Short Beekeeping Course

Two Day Short Beekeeping Course – Honeywood Farm.
July 27 – July 29, 2018 and August 10 – August 12, 2018

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” 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
Session 6 - Barnhuis Commercial pollination and bee forage
Global pollination project
Fynbos walk and wall charts
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 Barnhiuis
  • 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 a candidate for 2 nights
Food and beverages for a candidate:
- Breakfast
- Mid-morning tea/coffee/snacks
- Lunch
- Mid-afternoon tea/coffee/snacks
- Dinner
1500.00
Course fee for candidate for the two days
(this includes course material excluding the Beekeeping in SA book)
1450.00
Total R 2950.00

 

Please make sure that you bring the following items with you
Protected clothing  
- Plastic with gauntlet bee gloves  
- Suit - Overall  
- Veil (hat required)  
Book - Bee Keeping in South Africa - Optional but highly recommended

 

  • Candidates must have the above protective clothing in order to participate in the practical sessions.
  • The book “Beekeeping in South Africa” is recommended for those attending the course.
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