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Beekeeping: We are taking expressions of interest for a beekeeping long course held in Central Victoria over the course of the beekeeping season (approx. 25 weeks). The course would meet one day per week, but attendance at every session is not necessary and participants can come to as many or as few days as they would like.
Although there will be a bit of lecture associated with the course, most of the learning will be through hands on experience undertaking beekeeping work. Participants will learn:
- Hive management for queen and honey production
- Data collection and record keeping
- Equipment maintenance
- Research techniques
- Honey extraction (hopefully we get honey)
- Pest and disease management
- Supplemental feeding techniques
- and much more!
There will be a small fee associated with the course to cover administrative costs, but largely it is an opportunity for participants to learn practical beekeeping and bee research skills while helping undertake the large amount of work required to maintain breeding and research hives.
If you are interested in being contacted about this learning experience, please complete this form.