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Natural Beekeeping Course with Adrian Iodice

October 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am - November 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Join Adrian Iodice for a fascinating and informative weekend learning natural, organic, biodynamic Bee-care using Kenyan Top Bar hives.

Are you ready to plunge into Natural Beekeeping?

Our courses are unique in that we teach a completely different style and approach to standard conventional Beekeeping.Come and join Adrian Iodice for a fascinating and informative weekend learning natural, organic, biodynamic, bee-centric Bee-care using Kenyan Top Bar.

You will leave with the confidence to start caring for a Bee colony of your own.

What you will Learn

You will learn about the intimate life of a Honey Bee colony, how to catch and relocate a swarm and the fundamentals to start up and manage a colony of your own

We will look at a number of different hives and discuss the pros and cons of them all. We will look at types of equipment you will need to catch swarms and to manage your hives.You will learn about Bee developmental stages, Queen development. The importance of natural comb, where to position a hive, harvesting natural raw honey and tools needed for harvesting, beekeeping swarm management.These subjects are by no means exhaustive!!

What’s Included

Plans to build your own Kenyan Top Bar Hive (Les Crowder version)

A full list of great books, web sites and films to learn more in your own time

Continued support and access to Adrian for any questions on your journey into Honey Bee guardianship

Meet, hang out and hopefully stay in touch with other great people who are on the same path.

Fully catered lunch on Saturday and Sunday Morning & Afternoon tea on Saturday and Sunday with Bread, organic butter and lots of raw home grown raw organic Honey

Its going to be a full 2 days of information so bring:

A pad and pen to take notes

A light coloured, thick, long sleeve shirt or pullover

Long loose fitting pants

Fully enclosed shoes

A veil and bee suit will be provided by the club, but bring your own if you have one and prefer it.

You can also bring a recording device if you like or a video camera.

We will look into an active hive only if weather permits!

Updated Cancellation Policy

The Association will accept ‘Cancellation’ of the nominated course up to 7 days before the course date. Under these circumstances, the Association will provide a full refund or if preferred, allocation to the next available course.


October 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am
November 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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2 Dairy Rd
2 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia


Canberra Region Beekeepers