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Beekeeping on a budget

Learn how to set a budget for a basic backyard beekeeping set up. This is a great place to start, as it will give you a range of $ options.

Learn how to set a budget for a basic backyard beekeeping set up. This is a great place to start, as it will give you a range of $ options.



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This course is designed for people wanting to know what is involved in setting up a budget for beekeeping in their backyard. There is approximately 45 minutes of content followed by a 15 minute question and answer.

This course is conducted by Barry The Beeman. Barry is the creator and administrator of Australia's largest backyard beekeeping group on Facebook, with over 10,000 members (Backyard Beekeeping Australia).

In this session, we will cover the following topics:

  1. Options for housing your bees
  2. Pros and cons of traditional Langstroth, Long Langstroth Flow hive, Top Bar and Warre hives
  3. Hive hardware components
  4. Timber vs plastic
  5. New vs 2nd hand equipment
  6. Cost comparisons of various hardware options
  7. What PPE do I need and its cost
  8. What tools do I need and their cost
  9. Where to get your education
  10. Flow hive - pros and cons
  11. A starter budget options from a few hundred $'s.



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