Short Courses

Introduction to Beekeeping

This practical course will show you the important steps you need to know about making sure that your bees and beehive is happy and healthy.

Course Code: SOH052

This course is designed to show you how to make sure that your bee hive is happy and healthy and will show you the important steps you need to know about what bees need and want to keep them happy.

The trainer is a member of the Beekeeping State Quarantine Response Team with the Victorian Government.






Horticulture and Landscaping
03 9269 8615


6 weeks
Total Hours: 16

Course Outline

  • Open and reassemble a beehive
  • Re-queen a honey colony
  • Manage pest and disease within a honey bee colony
  • Using a bee smoker
  • Remove a honey crop from a hive

Course Outcomes

  • Best practices of looking after a bee hive
  • Maintaining a healthy bee hive
  • Extracting honey from a hive

Related Courses

Backyard Beekeeping

Suitable For

  • Participants wishing to introduce a hive into their garden
  • Small scale bee keeper
  • Interested hobby gardeners



No concession or government funding applies

Payment Options:

  • Cash - paid in person at any campus or a Skills and Jobs Centre
  • Credit Card
  • Invoice - paid by the company or job agencies

Assessment Methods

No formal assessment


Pen and notebook, Sturdy work boots, Positive attitude to bees


No prior knowledge or experience required

Workplace Training

Consultancy - Training can be offered on-site or off-site

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.
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