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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. 

Qualified, Registered and Insured.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Backyard Beekeeping: An introduction JULY
    Wed, 20 July
    U3A (University of Third Age) Classroom
    20 July, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    U3A (University of Third Age) 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.
  • Backyard Beekeeping: An introduction AUG
    Wed, 17 Aug
    U3A (University of Third Age) Classroom
    17 Aug, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    U3A (University of Third Age) 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 AUG morning
    Sat, 27 Aug
    U3A classroom and carpark
    27 Aug, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    U3A classroom and carpark, 22 Golden Grove Rd, Modbury North SA 5092, 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
    Sat, 27 Aug
    U3A classroom and carpark
    27 Aug, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    U3A classroom and carpark, 22 Golden Grove Rd, Modbury North SA 5092, 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 SEPT morning
    Sat, 10 Sept
    U3A classroom and carpark
    10 Sept, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    U3A classroom and carpark, 22 Golden Grove Rd, Modbury North SA 5092, 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?
  • Backyard Beekeeping: An introduction SEPT
    Wed, 14 Sept
    U3A (University of Third Age) Classroom
    14 Sept, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    U3A (University of Third Age) 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.
  • Small Scale Queen Rearing
    Sat, 15 Oct
    U3A classroom and carpark
    15 Oct, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    U3A classroom and carpark, 22 Golden Grove Rd, Modbury North SA 5092, Australia
    "Small Scale Queen Rearing" There are few experiences more rewarding than rearing Queens from your best colonies. There's a queen raising method to suit you. Training runs over two consecutive Saturdays. Raise 20 Queens, and the course has paid for itself.
  • Make Your Own Nuc. NOV.
    Sat, 05 Nov
    U3A classroom and carpark
    05 Nov, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
    U3A classroom and carpark, 22 Golden Grove Rd, Modbury North SA 5092, 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.