Have you ever thought about taking up Beekeeping, but just don't know where to start?!

This introductory 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

Here at kiwimana we are Beekeepers who want to help those interested in Bees and Beekeeping by providing this simple and informative starter course.  It will give you a great overview of the ‘world of Beekeeping’, a start without Bees, ‘Hands-Off’. Suitable for those without Bees. Then an Apiary visit to meet the Bees.

Benefits of taking a kiwimana Beekeeping Course ?

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

Goal of the Introduction to the World of Beekeeping course

The overall goal of this simple introductory course is for you to gather information to see if Beekeeping is for you.

You will learn the very basics from covering what is needed to get started and understanding on what time would be involved in running a Beehive.

You will visit our apiary and we’ll introduce you to our Bees.

After the introduction course, there will be further learning opportunities with “forward-training” Beekeeping courses to gain wider Beekeeping and Beehive management understanding.

Beekeeping Course Breakdown

First Stage no Bees

  • Starting with Beehive configuration + Basic Beekeeping terminology.
  • Demo of beekeeper gear + beekeeping tools + hive- woodware for starting out.
  • Who are the Bees in the Hive ?
  • What are the Risks ?

Second Stage no Bees

  • Introduction to Seasons and how these affect Beekeeper and Bee Activities.
  • Introduction to What is an ‘inspection? and their purpose ?
  • What is Health, Disease and Beekeeper Hygiene?
  • What are the Risks?

Third Stage - Visit the Apiary

  • Introduction to our Apiary
  • How to set-up a Beehive + Legalities + Beekeeper Hygiene
  • What are the Risks?
  • Lighting a smoker
  • Meet the Bees + opening a fully working Beehive.

How do I Get on this Course

That is great, thanks so much here are some ways to get in the next course:-

Go to our Events Page HERE and Search for “Intro to the World of Beekeeping” in the search box.

If you can’t find one Call Margaret on 09 810 9965 to express interest in setting up a new Date

Or add your email Address here and we will send you an email when the course is scheduled next:-