Workshops & courses

We offer small group tutorials during Spring and Summer on beekeeping basics, ranging from how to light a smoker (and keep it lit) to how to perform a biosecurity inspections. All workshops are held at Ballarat Beekeeping Supplies in Central Ballarat and may include hive openings where relevant. Bookings may be made through Trybookings.


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October 2018

The Secret Life of Bees – Open Hive Experience

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Backyard Beekeeping Supplies, 306 Errard Street South
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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Enter the secret life of honeybees with local beekeepers Amanda Collins and Scott Denno, founders of Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat as they guide you through an intimate exploration inside a live honeybee hive. See, hear and smell the aromas of the hive at work as Amanda and Scott talk you through the fascinating machinations of the colony. This is a unique event has been created for Made of Ballarat. Cost: $45 per person. Limit: 6 participants Booked out

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November 2018

How to re-queen your beehive

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Backyard Beekeeping Supplies, 306 Errard Street South
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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Free

Identifying when and how to re-queen your hive is an important part of maintaining a strong, productive and manageable colony. Selecting queens for preferred behavioural traits is important for urban beekeepers and those beginning on their beekeeping journey. FREE. Order your queens after the workshop. Bookings Essential

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The Secret Life of Bees – Open Hive Experience

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Backyard Beekeeping Supplies, 306 Errard Street South
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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Enter the secret life of honeybees with local beekeepers Amanda Collins and Scott Denno, founders of Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat as they guide you through an intimate exploration inside a live honeybee hive. See, hear and smell the aromas of the hive at work as Amanda and Scott talk you through the fascinating machinations of the colony. This is a unique event has been created for Made of Ballarat. Cost: $45 per person. Limit: 6 participants Bookings Essential

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December 2018

How to split a beehive

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Backyard Beekeeping Supplies, 306 Errard Street South
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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$25

Splitting a beehive is an important swarm management tool that can be used during Spring and Summer. It is also a valuable skill to learn if you intend on increasing your beehive numbers. This workshop is for beekeepers who are already confident with basic beekeeping skills. Cost $25.00 per person. Bookings Essential

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