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Physical Address
Cnr Wever and Roodeplaat Rd,
Kameeldrift East
Pretoria

PO Box 906701
Magalieskruin
0150, Preotria

Tel:  084 663 9233

Training courses

We offer different training courses: 

Introduction to beekeeping for Management

Basic course for beginner beekeepers

Basic course for a rural development program

Master mentor course for beekeepers

Queen rearing course


Introduction to beekeeping for Management teams 

Course Contents:

This is a practical experience that focus around the apiary site.  Duration 4-5 hours. We cover the whole aspect of beekeeping from A to Z in a informal manner. Management will get a good background on training needs for projects, challenges / rewards of beekeeping as well as the potential of beekeeping projects. The need for proper project management are also discussed. This would be essential for new development projects.  

Maximum group size of not more that 4 people can be accommodated to ensure personal attention. The cost is R600-00 per person (payable in advance) We provide protective clothing and a light snack. Bookings +27 12 819 1440 (Sidwell or Theresa)


Basic course for beginner beekeepers 

Course Contents:

  • Bee Industry:  An overview of the bee industry in South Africa;  Legislation; Regional Beekeeping Organisations.

  • Bee biology:  Bee type, -behavior and -lifecycle.

  • Beekeeping accessories: Clothing - Protective overall, veils, gloves and boots.  Equipment - Smoker, bee brush and hive tool.

  • Hives:  Hive components, assembling and preservation.

  • Trapping and settling of swarms:  Trap boxes, removal and splitting.  

  • Beekeeping Management: Placing, manipulation and evaluation.

  • Honey:  Harvesting, processing and marketing.  

  • Wax Processing:  Sources, retrieving, filtering and marketing

  • Demonstration with an active beehive.  

The cost is R600-00 per person (payable in advance to secure your booking) including tea, coffee and a light lunch.  You need to bring pen and paper for notes, protective clothing and boots and a lot of enthusiasm.  If you donít have any protective clothing, please phone us that we can arrange for you. +27 12 819 1440 (Sidwell or Theresa)

This course is presented monthly.  Contact us for the next date.+27 12 819 1440 (Sidwell or Theresa)

 


Basic course for a rural development program 

Course Contents:

9 modules are covered  in this course with ample practical training to ensure that learners are equipped to start immediately. (Module outlines available on request)

We do recommend that a 12-24 project management contract be entered into as this will ensure the ongoing support and ultimate success of the project.

The master class training is done during the project management phase.

The cost is determined by the group size, province, etc. Please contact Sidwell or Theresia for a specified quote.+27 12 819 1440 


Master mentor course for beekeepers 

Course Contents:

This is only for beekeepers with some practical experience who want to improve the basic skills. It include the following:

  • General management

  • Specialized management

  • Nutrition nd feeding of bees

  • Bee plants of Southern Africa

  • Honey: handling and processing

  • Production of beeswax

  • Value added products

  • Poisoning of bees

  • Pollination, etc

The cost is determined by the group size, province, etc. Please contact Sidwell or Theresia for a specified quote.+27 12 819 1440 


Queen rearing course 

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Queen rearing 

  • Drone Propagation  

  • Different methods of rearing Honey Queen Bees  

  • Grafting techniques

  • What do we need to rear Honey Queens Bees?  

  • Choosing breeding stock  

  • Hygienic Testing

  • Practical experience

    The cost is determined by the group size. Please contact Sidwell or Theresia for a specified quote.+27 12 819 1440 

 

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