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AAA Workshop - Becs BeeSmart Beekeeping for Beginners - Step 1 -Upper Beaconsfield - 1st August 2021

Become an accomplished BeeSmart hobby beekeeper & know what to do and when so your bees stay happy & healthy in your own backyard with Becs BeeSmart Beekeeping Program.  

We can get you ready for Spring 2021 & by participating in our program you can buy a colony of bees from us too.  

Backyard beekeeping is the latest trend but an unmanaged hive doesn't thrive. Don't get overwhelmed by all the conflicting info out there - learn with us with our successful step by step program guiding the way to a fun and rewarding hobby.   

Optional:  Include Course RECOMMENDED Book - The Australian Beekeeping Manual - 2nd edition Robert Owen


  • what you need & what you dont,
  • how to start & hive placement,
  • intro to seasonal management,
  • the legal requirements,
  • pests & diseases, and
  • so much more
  • Option to include The Australian Beekeeping Manual

This is entry into our entire BeeSmart program & community with Step 1.  It isn't a taster glossing over bees and beekeeping but will give you the knowledge & basic fundamentals to get you going with your own colony with more confidence.

A demonstration of bee husbandry with tips & tricks at different times throughout the season. It takes a lot more than just placing your hive in the backyard and leaving it to do its own thing... You will learn to read the frames and problem solve to give them the best care they deserve.

Springtime is the best time to start your hobby so our time frames are perfect to plan, setup and be ready to get your bees.

Step 1 - Beekeeping for Beginners is a pre-requisite to be invited to our entire program  where we drill down & learn how to properly manage & care for your bees from beginner to advanced techniques.

Hands on field days (Step 2) are our favority classes to ensure you gain the necessary experience to safely handle your colony.  They begin in Springtime through to Summer and our current students get an exclusive invitation.

Additional offerings include and are not limited to honey harvesting, winter packdown and heaps more that the general public dont see.  Exclusivity only to our BeeSmart Community after completing Step 1 - Beekeeping for Beginners!

You can also buy your first Bee Colony from us too!  This is EXCLUSIVE to our BeeSmart Beekeeping Community only. Available in Springtime.

We certainly are here to help hold your hand and guide you to ensure you have the most positive and rewarding experience with your own backyard bees.

The entire BeeSmart Backyard Beekeeping program will take you through the journey in understanding the Honeybee colony so you and your family can reap the rewards of their tireless pollination & delicious backyard raw honey. Mmmmm its simply the best!

Jump on board with our program & join in our BeeSmart Beekeeping Community by booking your seat now.

Bec's been running these workshops for almost 10 years and has trained 100's of people in hobby beekeeping during this time. Some have since become commercial or sideliner beekeepers some have even started their own beekeeping cottage lessons or beekeeping businesses. Hear what others say about the program here

Learn the right way from the start with us and we will hold your hand to ensure you know your bees and can keep them alive whilst enjoying having them share your backyard too.

As mentioned there are no live bees on board for Step 1.  We have simulated demonstrations of techniques to manage increase & attrition of the Colony for optimum health & performance.

Places are limited and fill quickly so I encourage you to book early via the ticket link below.

Join Bec for a fun, interactive workshop with loads of info and displays.  Colony management is crucial to healthy bees - this course is full of tips, tricks and techniques.    

Where:        Upper Beaconsfield Community House 

When:         Sunday 1st August 2021 - full day

Time:           10am – 3.30pm  
BYO lunch & Mask
Wheelchair access available

Children under 16years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 

We have appropriate Working with Children's checks too  

  Step 1 Course opens up doors to help you fly:

  • Entry for invitation to our program,
  • Guaranteed invitation to buy bees from us for Spring
  • Course reference materials & book (optional),  
  • pests & disease information
  • entry to our private BeeSmart student community plus other goodies
  • Certificate of Completion
  • You can buy bees from us as part of our exclusive offering for our BeeSmart Community
  • We’ll have you up and running your own backyard bees with confidence.
  • No live bees on board this session - hands on field days follow in Spring & you will be invited to our field days upon completion of this Beekeeping for Beginners Course

Further information is emailed to you upon booking.


If Melbourne has a lockdown at the time of the course date a full refund will be offered or you can change to another class within the same calander year.


  • No cancellations permitted
  • No Shows forfeit any refunds & cannot transfer to another date.  
  • Students are welcome to move to the next scheduled course provided notification in writing is received more than 5 days prior to course start date and space is available in that class. Transfers must be used within the same calendar year or are forfeited as no shows.
  • Becs BeeHive & BeeSmart Beekeeping reserves the rights to refuse registration entry to anyone considered unsuitable for the course as they see fit

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