Backyard Beekeeping

Brought to you by The Diggers Club

Your Masterclass

If you're just starting out with your own hive and keen to learn more about how to manage a beehive as part of your backyard garden, then this Masterclass if for you! Expert beekeeper, Dan the Bee man will provide you with an insight into the skills and experience required to manipulate a beehive and carry out general management practises, safely and effectively. You will learn about the history, biology, and behaviour of a colony of bees and will learn all the steps required to get started in beekeeping.

You will learn:

  • Protective clothing and safe handling
  • Hive components and assembly
  • Bee biology and hive management
  • Pest and Diseases to watch out for
  • Extracting honey

A lunch pack is included.

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Your Presenter

Dan the Beeman has turned his hobby of beekeeping into an education business to share the joy of beekeeping and fresh honey to people all over Australia He enjoys promoting the idea of suburban beekeeping and bringing necessary bees back into the city.

The Location

Featuring over 4 acres of food, cottage and bush gardens each season provides different delights and inspiration to both experienced and aspiring gardeners. The gardens are filled with plants which thrive in central Victoria’s cold winters and hot dry summers. A huge range of daffodils, hellebores and other flowering bulbs bring the garden to life in spring.

Visitors can admire the colour and beauty of our perennial flower borders throughout summer and autumn with hardy, long flowering perennials creating an amazing cottage garden display amongst our Australian bush setting.

The Garden has been certified organic since 2008 and Digger’s range of perennials, bulbs and heirloom vegetables are grown at St Erth using the best organic methods. Seasonal produce from our kitchen gardens is served at St Erth café throughout the year.

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Backyard Beekeeping

20 April 2024

The Garden of St Erth (Blackwood)

Saturday 10am - 1pm

Limited tickets, don't miss out.

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