Have you got your Beehive through Winter and want to know about the best way to split your colony?

or do you want to avoid your hive from swarming?

We get heaps of questions from beginner Beekeepers - maybe they are asking the same questions as you?

Questions we get about swarming

  • I don't want to lose my Bees and need some advice on how to stop my bees from swarming?
  • How do I split my Hive?

This 'how to' 5 hour Beekeeping Course is based in West Auckland, New Zealand. Please join the waitlist if this is Out of Stock, once we have enough students we will schedule dates for the next course.

where do I start ? ...start with this course

This simple and informative Beehive Splitting course will give you a great method on how to split your beehive colony without causing harm and will give you knowledge on how to grow your surviving genetics.  Suitable for new beekeepers or beginners with Bees. The course is run from our Apiary where we will have class time but also visit the Bees and go through the method to split a fully-working Beehive.

Benefits of taking a kiwimana Beekeeping Course?

6 students per course -  more exclusive - with low student numbers - more attention for you.

Beekeeping Course Breakdown

Demonstration of how to split your beehive colony designed to help you grow a successful New Season Bee Colony.  to help Beginner Beekeepers who have Honey Bees and are new to Beekeeping.

You will have a glimpse in to the basic ‘ how to’s ’ of Beehive Management.  Demonstrations of how to use basic tools & equipment more effectively.

Gaining understanding of how you can be confident when working your Beehive.  Included is a look at a bee yard set up, while at the bee yard you will have a look inside a fully-working Beehive.

Course Overview

  • Inspection Methods
  • Beekeeper Activities   - what am I looking at?
  • Seasons and what they mean for your Honey Bees
  • Pest / Threats + Bee Behaviour
  • Looking inside a fully working Beehive

First Stage no Bees - classroom

  • Seasons  +  Bee Activities
  • Beekeeper Activities  +  Basic Beekeeping terminology
  • Inspection   + why?
  • What are the Risks?

Second Stage no Bees - classroom

  • Inspection Methods  +  Purpose
  • Beekeeping Tools and Equipment - how and why
  • What is Health, Disease and Beekeeper Hygiene?
  • What are the Risks?

Third Stage - Visit the Apiary

  • Introduction to our Apiary
  • Lighting a smoker
  • What are the Risks?
  • Meet the Bees + inspecting a fully working Beehive.
Please arrive on time to take full advantage of Beekeeping course content.

Thanks for choosing kiwimana to explore a start to your Beekeeping Adventures.

See you there 🙂

Margaret

How do I Get on this Course

Due to the current world situation, Sorry we have no courses planned for the 2020/2021 Beekeeping season.