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Beekeeping Course Introduction Session

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

FREE introduction session

Beekeeping Course with Mac Koia!

Embark on a course that will leave you buzzing! 

There are many reasons why people take up beekeeping. It is a scientifically stimulating hobby, a great way to make additional income, involves kids in nature, enhances your outdoor or garden space, increases biodiversity, regenerates the dwindling bee species, contributes to critical pollination, and let’s not forget the bonus of the honey and wax!

Mac Koia, the passionate and knowledgeable founder of the Eastern Bay of Plenty Beekeepers Club, is offering you all an unbeelievably awesome course! It is comprehensive, exciting and affordable.

First up, we have a FREE and CASUAL interest meeting on Saturday 28 April, 10am – 12pm in the Historic Village Cinema. This first training meeting is a general introduction to see if beekeeping and continuing the rest of the course is something for you!

From this meeting, he is looking to find 10 committed participants to come along on the beekeeping journey. The course will be 8 biweekly sessions (Saturday 10am – 12pm) in Tauranga, and some online material. He is offering a freebee starter hive upon completion of the course for your own backyard.

The course will cover the following: 

• Introduction
• Becoming a Beekeeper
• History
• Hobbyists Beekeeping
• Environment
• Allergies
• Equipment
• Hive types
• Protection
• Hive hygiene
• The Honey Bee – Apis Melifera
• Bee Life Cycle
• Bee Brood Patterns
• Disease and Management
• Hive Placement
• Four Seasons
• Honey Flow
• Feeding
• Pests
• Swarming
• Making Splits
• The Queen
Harvest, Wax, Propolis.
Registration and red tape.
Beekeeping Resources.
• Tutin
• Varroa mite.

Total cost of the course is $100 for Regional Environmental Network Group Members

$150 for non-members

Please contact projects@envirohub.org.nz  for more info and to register for the initial training meeting.


April 28
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE introduction session


07 578 6664


The Village Cinema
Historic Village
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