Learn how to produce your own liquid gold

Are you interested in keeping bees but don’t know where to start? Join us for a 2 day Backyard Beekeeping course with Bruce White OAM.

The Mudgee Bee Group will be hosting a Backyard Beekeeping course in October and invite novice and experienced beekeepers, as well as people interested in starting up their first hives, to attended.

Renowned beekeeper and industry expert, Bruce White OAM has spent his career in the apiary industry in NSW DPI. He has extensive knowledge of rural beekeeping and frequently delivers courses for Local Land Services and the Amateur Beekeepers Association.

A retired apiary officer from the NSW Department of Agriculture and a hobby beekeeper, Mr White became fascinated with bees when he was in primary school. He got his first hive when he was 13 years old and now boasts over 60 years beekeeping experience.

Mr White is a master at sharing his skills and experience with participants to give each of them the confidence to handle bees and manage a beehive. The course will cover the essentials such as protective clothing, hive design, hive management, biosecurity, honey extraction and a whole lot more in a hands-on, practical weekend.

Liquid Gold: Bruce White showing participants how to use capping knife to extract honey.

The Mudgee Bee Group’s community hives will be available for participants to practise on and gain confidence in handling bees.

The course will be held on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October at the Straw Bale Building, Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC), Ulan Rd Mudgee.

Cost is $285 per person and includes course notes, lunch and morning tea on both days. A discount rate of $215 is available for Watershed Landcare and Mudgee Bee Group financial members.
Numbers are strictly limited and you must pay in full to secure your spot. If you’d like to participate send an expressions of interest to Claudia Wythes, Watershed Landcare Coordinator, on 0412 011 064 or claudia.wythes@watershedlandcare.com.au.

The Mudgee Bee Group and Watershed Landcare would like to acknowledge support from AREC, for hosting the Mudgee Bee Group hives and providing a venue for meetings and the course.

This event is supported by Watershed Landcare and is a part of the NSW Government’s Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative, supported through the partnership of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW.