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Getting bees for my bee hive

Learn about different options for acquiring bees for your beekeeping set up. This is a great place to start, as it will give you $ options.

Learn about different options for acquiring bees for your beekeeping set up. This is a great place to start, as it will give you $ options.



About this Event




This course is designed for people who are about to purchase bees for their beekeeping equipment 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. Honey bee species and their different characteristics
  2. Where to buy bees
  3. Pests and diseases
  4. Pre-purchase inspection
  5. Different needs for each hardware type
  6. Collecting "free" bees - swarms
  7. Swarm traps
  8. Package bees
  9. NUC (nucleus hive)
  10. Single 8 frame hive
  11. Double 8 frame hive
  12. Triple 8 frame hive



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