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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May 2019

How to assemble honey supers and wire and wax embed frames

May 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST
Backyard Beekeeping Supplies, 306 Errard Street South
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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$25

Join us for this two our session and learn how to assemble, wire and wax embed frames. Become familiar with the tools and hardware needed to put together your frames and supers ready for spring. Take home your very own assembled and beeswax embedded frame. Bookings Essential

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September 2019

Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop

September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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This four hour small group workshop teaches the important foundational skills and knowledge needed to start your beekeeping journey. Workshop includes; Learn from an accomplished, qualified beekeeper and trainer; Receive a copy of Bee AgSkills. NSW, Department of Primary Industries; Practical skills session including how to light a smoker and open and reassemble a beehive; and Workshop handouts

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November 2019

Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop

November 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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This four hour small group workshop teaches the important foundational skills and knowledge needed to start your beekeeping journey. Workshop includes; Learn from an accomplished, qualified beekeeper and trainer; Receive a copy of Bee AgSkills. NSW, Department of Primary Industries; Practical skills session including how to light a smoker and open and reassemble a beehive; and Workshop handouts

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December 2019

Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop

December 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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This four hour small group workshop teaches the important foundational skills and knowledge needed to start your beekeeping journey. Workshop includes; Learn from an accomplished, qualified beekeeper and trainer; Receive a copy of Bee AgSkills. NSW, Department of Primary Industries; Practical skills session including how to light a smoker and open and reassemble a beehive; and Workshop handouts

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January 2020

The Secret Life of Bees: Open Hive Experience

January 18 @ 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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The Secret Life of Bees: Open Hive experience in unique two hour session held at one our apiary sites around Ballarat. It is an opportunity to fulfill any lifelong curiosity you have for these fascinating insects and get up and personal with thousands of bees whose short life is dedicated to serving the queen and preparing for the next generation of bees. They are the most selfless and industrious creatures in the insect world. No beekeeping experience necessary. Full protective…

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Introduction to Beekeeping

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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This four hour small group workshop teaches the important foundational skills and knowledge needed to start your beekeeping journey. Workshop includes:Learning from an accomplished, qualified beekeeper and trainer;Receive a copy of Bee AgSkills, NSW , Department of Primary Industries;Practical skills session including how to light a smoker and open and reassemble a beehive; and Workshop handouts.Tea and coffee and light afternoon tea if provided.

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February 2020

Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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This four hour small group workshop teaches the important foundational skills and knowledge needed to start your beekeeping journey. Workshop includes; Learn from an accomplished, qualified beekeeper and trainer; Receive a copy of Bee AgSkills. NSW, Department of Primary Industries; Practical skills session including how to light a smoker and open and reassemble a beehive; and Workshop handouts

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The Secret Life of Bees: Open Hive Experience

February 22 @ 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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The Secret Life of Bees: Open Hive experience in unique two hour session held at one our apiary sites around Ballarat. It is an opportunity to fulfill any lifelong curiosity you have for these fascinating insects and get up and personal with thousands of bees whose short life is dedicated to serving the queen and preparing for the next generation of bees. They are the most selfless and industrious creatures in the insect world. No beekeeping experience necessary. Full protective…

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Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat, 306 Errard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Central, 3350 AU
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This four hour small group workshop teaches the important foundational skills and knowledge needed to start your beekeeping journey. Workshop includes; Learn from an accomplished, qualified beekeeper and trainer; Receive a copy of Bee AgSkills. NSW, Department of Primary Industries; Practical skills session including how to light a smoker and open and reassemble a beehive; and Workshop handouts

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October 2020

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

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
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 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…

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