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

How to assemble a Flow Hive

October 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Backyard Beekeeping Supplies, 306 Errard Street South
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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Free

Thinking of buying a Flow Hive but unsure what is involved in setting up? Wondering how the Flow Hive is assembled to work? Then come along and learn how the Flow Hive is assembled and how it works. FREE Bookings Essential

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The Secret Life of Bees – Open Hive Experience

October 27, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

Beginning in bees & how to light a smoker (BOOKED OUT)

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Backyard Beekeeping Supplies, 306 Errard Street South
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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$55

Beginner basic's are covered in the 3 hour Workshop with local Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat beekeepers Amanda Collins and Scott Denno. Learn the fundamentals and get some hands on practice at lighting a smoker. If time and weather conditions permit, suit up and experience the antics of one of our on-site backyard hives. No experience necessary. Specialising in small group tuition. BOOKED OUT

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February 2019

Beginning in bees and how to light a smoker

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Backyard Beekeeping Supplies, 306 Errard Street South
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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$55

Beginner basic's are covered in the 3 hour Workshop with local Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat beekeepers Amanda Collins and Scott Denno. Learn the fundamentals and get some hands on practice at lighting a smoker. If time and weather conditions permit, suit up and experience the antics of one of our on-site backyard hives. No experience necessary. Specialising in small group tuition. $55 Bookings Essential

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The Secret Life of Bees – Open Hive Experience (BOOKED OUT)

February 23 @ 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. Limit: 6 participants BOOKED OUT Please wear long trousers, long sleeved and…

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March 2019

Beginning in Bees & How to Light a Smoker

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Backyard Beekeeping Supplies, 306 Errard Street South
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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$60

Beginners basics are covered in this 3 hours Workshop with local Ballarat beekeepers Amanda Collins and Scott Denno. Learn the fundamentals and get some hands on practice at lighting a smoker. If time and weather permits, suit up and experience the antics of one of our on-site backyard beehives. No experience necessary. Please bring you own protective gear and smoker if you have them. Long pants, socks and shoes preferred if we get time to open a hive. BYO smoker,…

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The Secret Life of Bees – Open Hive Experience (BOOKED OUT)

March 16 @ 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. BOOKED OUT Please wear long trousers, long sleeved and legged clothing and…

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