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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September 2020

Introduction to Beekeeping

September 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - February 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm AEST
Ballarat Beekeeping Supplies, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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A four hour theory and practical course which includes hands on practice with two hive openings and how to light a smoker. Join local Ballarat Beekeepers Amanda Collins and Scott Denno for this 4 hour Introduction to Beekeeping Course. Amanda and Scott have been keeping bees for the past 8 years in both urban and rural settings for honey production and agricultural pollination services. Scott holds a Certificate Three in Beekeeping from the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Certificate…

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November 2020

(SOLD OUT) Secret Life of Bees: Open Hive Experience

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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This event is now SOLD OUT Join us for a unique beekeeping experience as we delve into the curious world of the European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera). The Secret Life of Bees: Open Hive experience is a curated two hour session held at one our urban apiary sites. It is an opportunity to fulfil any lifelong curiosity you have for these fascinating insects and get up close and personal with thousands of bees whose short life is dedicated to serving…

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Advanced Beekeeping Course

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - November 28 @ 5:00 pm AEDT
Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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A six hour beekeeping course including theory and practice in advanced beekeeping techniques which will accelerate your skills in beekeeping This two part course offers with two or more years of beekeeping experience or graduates of the Introduction to Beekeeping Course, the opportunity to accelerate their learning of advanced beekeeping theory and practice.The initial two hours of the course will be held on Tuesday 24th November 2020, 7pm-9pm with the practical session held on Saturday 28th November 2020 1pm-5pm.- Learn…

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December 2020

Secret Life of Bees: Open Hive Experience

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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Join us for a unique beekeeping experience as we delve into the curious world of the European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera). The Secret Life of Bees: Open Hive experience is a curated two hour session held at one of our urban apiary sites. It is an opportunity to fulfil any lifelong curiosity you have for these fascinating insects and get up close and personal with thousands of bees whose short life is dedicated to serving the queen and preparing for…

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January 2021

Advanced Beekeeping Course

January 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - January 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm AEDT
Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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A six hour beekeeping course including theory and practice in advanced beekeeping techniques which will accelerate your skills in beekeeping This two part course offers with two or more years of beekeeping experience or graduates of the Introduction to Beekeeping Course, the opportunity to accelerate their learning of advanced beekeeping theory and practice.The initial two hours of the course will be held on Tuesday19th January 2021, 7pm-9pm with the practical session held on Saturday 23rd January 2021,1pm-5pm.- Learn from an…

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Secret Life of Bees: Open Hive Experience

January 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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Join us for a unique beekeeping experience as we delve into the curious world of the European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera). The Secret Life of Bees: Open Hive experience is a curated two hour session held at one of our urban apiary sites. It is an opportunity to fulfil any lifelong curiosity you have for these fascinating insects and get up close and personal with thousands of bees whose short life is dedicated to serving the queen and preparing for…

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February 2021

Secret Life of Bees: Open Hive Experience

February 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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Join us for a unique beekeeping experience as we delve into the curious world of the European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera). The Secret Life of Bees: Open Hive experience is a curated two hour session held at one of our urban apiary sites. It is an opportunity to fulfil any lifelong curiosity you have for these fascinating insects and get up close and personal with thousands of bees whose short life is dedicated to serving the queen and preparing for…

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March 2021

Secret Life of Bees: Open Hive Experience

March 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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Join us for a unique beekeeping experience as we delve into the curious world of the European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera). The Secret Life of Bees: Open Hive experience is a curated two hour session held at one of our urban apiary sites. It is an opportunity to fulfil any lifelong curiosity you have for these fascinating insects and get up close and personal with thousands of bees whose short life is dedicated to serving the queen and preparing for…

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Advanced Beekeeping Course

March 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - March 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm AEDT
Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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A six hour beekeeping course including theory and practice in advanced beekeeping techniques which will accelerate your skills in beekeeping This two part course offers with two or more years of beekeeping experience or graduates of the Introduction to Beekeeping Course, the opportunity to accelerate their learning of advanced beekeeping theory and practice.The initial two hours of the course will be held on Tuesday 16th March 2021 7pm-9pm with the practical session held on Saturday 20th March 2021 1pm-5pm.- Learn…

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