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Beekeeping with Beekeeper Shaun Wakeford

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$130.00
Beekeeping Courses

Beekeeping with Beekeeper Shaun Wakeford

Two programs (Introduction/Advanced):
(Choose one or more classes / 10% Discount when Both Classes are Purchased Together)

Beekeeping an Introduction with Beekeeper Shaun Wakeford
Tuesday 15th January 2019
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm, 1:30 – 4:00pm
Cost: Standard $150 / Early-Bird $130
Venue: Whitireia Kapiti Campus

Beekeeping an Introduction with Beekeeper Shaun Wakeford
Thursday 17th January 2019
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm, 1:30 – 4:00pm
Cost: Standard $150 / Early-Bird $130
Venue: Whitireia Kapiti Campus

Beekeeping an Advanced Beginners with Beekeeper Shaun Wakeford
Friday 18th January 2019
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (working on site could be anywhere in Kapiti)
Cost: Standard $155/ Early-Bird $135
Venue: At Shaun’s Workshop – Address to be advised after booking.


Beekeeping 2 with Beekeeper Shaun Wakeford Kapiti Summer School summer school adult classes educationDAY ONE:
Beekeeping an Introduction with Beekeeper Shaun Wakeford
Thursday 17th January 2019
Time: 9:00am – 12.30pm, 1:30 – 4:00pm

Are you interested in Honey Bees? Then this elementary introduction to beekeeping is designed for you. Whether you just want some practical knowledge or wish to begin the process of getting your own beehive this is a good place to start.

Suitable for persons of any age with little or no previous knowledge or experience with honeybees.
Expected learning outcomes for novice students:

Students will:

  • Recognise on sight the 3 castes of the Honey bee (Worker, Queen, Drone)
  • Have a Basic understanding of the life cycle and role of each caste.
  • Have a Basic understanding of the annual cycle of the “Hive” (Honeybee Colony)
  • Have a Basic understanding of the legal and social requirements of Beekeeping.

The day will consist of a morning classroom-based theory and the afternoon will be an apiary practical. Beekeeping suits required for the afternoon. (Some suits/jackets are available from Shaun to borrow). Please don’t purchase a beekeeping suit until Shaun has contacted you.

Beekeeping 3 with Beekeeper Shaun Wakeford Kapiti Summer School summer school adult classes educationDAY TWO
Beekeeping an Advanced Beginners with Beekeeper Shaun Wakeford
Friday 18th January 2019
Time:  9:00am – 4:00pm (working on site could be anywhere in Kapiti)

Suitable for persons who have completed Day One or have some previous practical exposure to beekeeping.

Expected learning outcomes for Day Two.
students will:

  • Recognise hive components and beekeeping equipment.
  • Have a basic understanding of the use/role of hive wear and beekeeping equipment.
  • Make informed choices on what components and equipment they would use in a given beekeeping situation.
  • Morning session being a workshop-based learning environment.

Afternoon an apiary practical of “splitting” a hive (making two hives from one). Beekeeping suits required for this program. (Some suits/jackets are available from Shaun to borrow). Please don’t purchase a beekeeping suit until Shaun has contacted you.

About the tutor Shaun Wakeford
Shaun is a very practical “hands on” person who gained a passion for beekeeping some 12 years ago. He now makes his living as a commercial beekeeper doing the traditional mix of commercial pollination, production Honey and a few “Garden hives” for local people keen to have a Beehive in their own garden.

These photos have been copied from
https://pixabay.com/en/photos/beekeeping/

 

 

 

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