Bee Keeping
Helping our environment and providing a source of honey.

Saturday 9th December 2017

8:30am - 2:30pm

David Lee had kindly offered to run a Basic Beekeeping introduction workshop for the Noosa Men's Shed on the above date.

This workshop will be suitable for those who wish to be involved in caring for the Shed's bees in the hives, building and maintaining equipment or extracting and harvesting honey, in part or in total.

The workshop will also be suitable for anyone thinking of having a hive at home as well.

Topics to be covered include:

  • History of beekeeping
  • Different types of bees - females, males and queens
  • The life of a bee colony through the year
  • Parts of a beehive
  • What clothing and equipment do you need?
  • Looking after bees in a hive
  • What to do during spring and summer
  • What to do during autumn and winter
  • Extracting honey
  • Where to get your first bees
  • Biosecurity requirements
  • Hive inspection (subject to weather conditions on the day.

 Participants who plan to take part in opening and inspecting a hove will need to provide thier own protective clothing. This should include a protective overall / jacket or a loose fitting long sleeve polo shirt, long trousers and suitable gloves. A pair of thick long socks should also be included and closed footwear should be worn. Avoid wearing denim and brown or black coloured clothing. No aftershave or scented deodorant.

In poor weather we may not be able to open and inspect a hive. Of this occurs you will be given the opportunity to postpone this activity.

Morning tea provided - BYO lunch.

Please add your name to the list on the Shed's notice board if you plan to attend.

Saturday,  29th Oct 2016

Sunshine Coast Bee-keepers Inc. members will be holding a Field Day at the Noosa Men’s Shed, opening up our hives and explaining the finer points of bee-keeping.
Interested members should be at the Shed around 9am for a 9.30am start.
BYO outside chair BYO plate of sandwiches or cake and Protective gear if you have it.