Beekeeping course in March in Rheenendal

After a very successful beekeeping for beginners course in January the team from Honeychild has decided to run a second course in March. At Honeychild the team is transitioning more toward a conservation, holistic approach to beekeeping, the course will be a 50/50 theory/practical split and each student will be working with hives and bees. They will cover safety, equipment, gear, bee acquisitions, bee management, bee biology, the bee life cycle, bee dietary requirements, bee forage, apiary set ups, practical hive management and honey harvesting – all methods learnt are with the bee as the priority and not the honey, that’s the added bonus of being a keeper of bees. And also a honey and mead tasting! Remember this is the start of the journey, not the destination, so all welcome! The magnificent honeybee will teach you for the rest of your life…

For this course we are looking at doing a 20km food radius’ which means all catering will be local, organic where possible and from bee friendly growers and chefs! An added extra to ensure our course is aligned with what the bees need! We have a hive of facilitators, Williams Owen and Layla Staegemann
along with help from two of our top Honeychild beekeepers Zach and Christa.


The course will run on the 23rd and 24th of March from 8:30am to 4pm both days.
Held at the Honeychild headquarters in Rheenendal, Knysna
Mails of interest can be sent to

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