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So, I want to get bees, what next?

Learn about the basic requirements of backyard beekeeping. This is a great place to start as it will give you an overview of beekeeping.

Learn about the basic requirements of backyard beekeeping. This is a great place to start as it will give you an overview of beekeeping.



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This course is designed for people wanting to know what is involved in 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 the session, we will cover the following topics:

  1. The history of beekeeping
  2. Fun bee facts
  3. The importance of bees
  4. Honey flora and its importance to bees
  5. Australian Native bees
  6. European honey bees
  7. Encouraging bees into your garden
  8. Why keep bees
  9. What is honey?
  10. Basic bee terminology
  11. Government/council rules
  12. Registration
  13. Importance of water
  14. Honey bee castes
  15. Worker bee duties
  16. Queen bee duties
  17. Drone duties
  18. Foraging for their needs
  19. Bee reproductive cycle
  20. Swarming
  21. Risks and safety equipment
  22. How do I acquire bees?
  23. What basic beekeeping equipment do I need?
  24. Setting a budget
  25. New vs second hand equipment
  26. Can I make money from backyard beekeeping?



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