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GET TO KNOW ME

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Beekeeping.

My journey into beekeeping began through another beekeeping friend. After listening to many beekeeping stories, I thought “I can do that!”

So what did I do? I watched videos about catching bee swarms. The videos made it look easy. Off I went to catch a bee swarm. After finding a swarm and rehousing them in a second-hand beehive in the backyard of our suburban home, my beekeeping ‘apprenticeship’ began.


My knowledge and experiences built up slowly through successes and failures. Beekeepers Society of South Australia gave me some excellent advice and hands-on training.


I have now completed Certificate III in Beekeeping through Tocal College in NSW, and am now full time with beekeeping.


There is always something to learn in beekeeping. No two beehives are the same and no two seasons are the same!

Enjoy the beekeeping journey. 

Consider coming to one of my events below. It will be great to meet you and share in the beekeeping experience.

Phil, the Beekeeping Coach. 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Backyard Beekeeping: An introduction #5
    17 Aug, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    U3A Classroom, 22 Golden Grove Rd, Modbury North SA 5092, Australia
    Are you interested in beekeeping? Want to learn more? This event will give you all you need to know about "how to get started" in beekeeping. This is an "in-person" event. Meet with Phil from Adelaide Bee Sales; an experienced commercial beekeeper who started with one hive in the backyard.
  • Spring Beehive Management #1
    Sat, 28 Aug
    Training Apiary
    28 Aug, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Training Apiary, Yatala Vale Rd, Yatala Vale SA 5126, Australia
    What is happening in your beehive in Spring? A LOT! What is the best way to manage your bees? Do my bees have enough nectar and pollen? How can I reduce swarming? When should I do my pest and disease inspection? When should I requeen? Can I split my hive? When do I put on a honey super?
  • Spring Beehive Management #2
    Sat, 11 Sep
    Training Apiary
    11 Sep, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Training Apiary, Yatala Vale Rd, Yatala Vale SA 5126, Australia
    What is happening in your beehive in Spring? A LOT! What is the best way to manage your bees? Do my bees have enough nectar and pollen? How can I reduce swarming? When should I do my pest and disease inspection? When should I requeen? Can I split my hive? When do I put on a honey super?
  • Spring Beehive Management #3
    Sat, 25 Sep
    Training Apiary
    25 Sep, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Training Apiary, Yatala Vale Rd, Yatala Vale SA 5126, Australia
    What is happening in your beehive in Spring? A LOT! What is the best way to manage your bees? Do my bees have enough nectar and pollen? How can I reduce swarming? When should I do my pest and disease inspection? When should I requeen? Can I split my hive? When do I put on a honey super?
  • Make Your Own Nuc #1
    Sat, 30 Oct
    Training Apiary
    30 Oct, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Training Apiary, Yatala Vale Rd, Yatala Vale SA 5126, Australia
    Make a nucleus colony of bees yourself! You will take home a five frame nuc full of bees (approximately 5000 bees) and a new season queen installed at the end of the day. This is an "in person" event with live bees. Warning - bee stings are possible.
  • Make Your Own Nuc #2
    Sat, 13 Nov
    Training Apiary
    13 Nov, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
    Training Apiary, Yatala Vale Rd, Yatala Vale SA 5126, Australia
    #2. Make a nucleus colony of bees yourself! You will take home a five frame nuc full of bees (approximately 5000 bees) and a new season queen installed at the end of the day. This is an "in person" event with live bees. Warning - bee stings are possible.