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Christmas in July 2022, the 23rd.

The club is seeking volunteers to organise our Christmas in July.

If you are able to volunteer your culinary skills, secret Santa skills, or just organisation skill, we would like to hear from you.  We have not held a major social event since the start of Covid, lets make this one to remember.

John Scott will be running a special Trivia round.

We will hold our AGM at the same time.

Please contact either myself of one of the committee members advising your ability to assist.

 

The club has arranged with one of its members, Gary Poile, to conduct two one day  training course to our members.

The dates are:

26th February 2020

6th March 2020

The cost is $50.00 to our members only, as the club is subsidising the remaining cost, to a maximum to 30 attendees.

Please see outline of the course below.

Please bring your own protective gear.

Please RSVP to me via email ASAP so I can confirm your attendance.

president@goulburnbeekeepers.asn.au

 

One-Day Beginning in Bees Workshop.

3 Goulburn Street Collector 

Presented by Gary Poile

Cost - $50 per member

Limit of 10 participants per course

Workshop dates:  Saturday 26th of February or Sunday 6th of March 2022

Cost includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch.

 

 

time

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1

0900

Welcome and introduction.  Safety / PPE / legalities of keeping bees

2

0930

Honey bees –history of the species / casts / breeding cycle/ swarms

3

1000

Short break / morning tea

4

1015

Hive design, components, construction and maintenance

5

1045

Hive inspection – demonstration of hive inspection and honey harvest.

6

1130

Extracting honey – demonstration.

7

1215

Lunch 

8

1300

Local floral resources for honey bees

9

1400

Pests and diseases of honey bees

10

1430

Managing hives for minimum stress / overwintering 

11

1500

Honey and wax processing (from session 6)

12

1530

Open forum /Q & A / feedback  / afternoon tea

13

1600

Finish and go home. 

 

This workshop will include hands on field work with live bee hives.  Participants will need appropriate PPE according to their level of experience.  Minimum of long sleeve shirt and pants, closed footwear and bee vale/hat.  Bee suit, gloves and ankle gaiters would be suitable if you this have available.  

 

Handling live bees will be dependent on reasonable weather.  If conditions are such that the practical demonstration is impossible, we will reschedule that component for another day.  

 

ALL NORMAL COVID SAFE PRACTICES WILL BE ADHERED TO DURING THIS ACTIVITY.

 

Contact:

Gary Poile

poileshoney@hotmail.com

M 0408 974088