Basic Beekeeping Course – Pretoria – 04 May 2024

R1,725.00 Including Vat

Topics Covered:

  • Operational structure of the hive – roles within the hive
  • Life cycle of the bee
  • Basic hive management, placement of hives, smoking and opening your hive
  • Bee farming, feeding your bees, swarming, queen marking
  • Threats to your hive, pests and predators
  • Honey harvesting useful tips
  • Logging and record keeping

*Please note cancellation policy below*

A full day course from 08H30 to 16H00 (including an extensive field session, opening and inspecting hives and working with the bees)

Cost R1725 pp (All meals and refreshments included, please bring your own suit or you can rent one @R300 for the day.)

To be held at The Honey Bee Group’s nursing apiary east of Silver Lakes, Pretoria

Course material and relevant documents will be supplied on a USB Flash disc, such as:

  • DALRRD (Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development) registration form as this is a legislative requirement for keeping bees.
  • NBA (Northern Beekeepers Association) membership application form
  • SABIO (South African Bee Industries Organisation) membership application form
  • Van Der Laan beekeepers liability insurance application form
  • An attendance certificate will also be issued (digital format)

Hosted by Nico Grobler

FUTURE DATES (Will become available to book after the upcoming date has passed)

  • 8th June
  • 6th July
  • 3rd August
  • 7th September
  • 5th October
  • 2nd November
  • 7th December


Should you cancel your booking, refunds will be paid as follows:

  • +2 months’ notice: Full refund
  • 2 weeks to 1 month’s notice: 75%
  • 1 to 2 weeks: 50%
  • Less than 1 week: No Refund

*Please note all cancellations will incur a R100.00 administrative fee. Instructor may change course date but will contact you in advance before doing so*

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