Introduction to Beekeeping 13-14 March 2021

By popular demand, the Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeping Society inc. are holding another “Introduction to Beekeeping Course” to get you started with backyard honey beekeeping.

Suited to the absolute novice, the merely curious, or the beginner in the first year of keeping honey bees. Applicable to all hive types and designs including the Flow Hive.

(NOTE: If you have completed one year / season or more with honey bees, this course would not be ideally suitable for you because it is aimed at the absolute novice. We offer intermediate level training courses from time to time which may better suit your needs.)

This course is 8 hours, run over two consecutive days Sat from 9am to 1pm & Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

Price $160 per person 

Course ticket price includes:

  • The Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeper’s Society inc. membership to 30/06/2021
  • Hardcover copy of text The Australian Beekeeping Manual by Robert Owen.
  • Food and beverage.
  • 8 hours hands-on training over two days.
  • Loaned personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Participation in the GCABS mentoring program.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, places in the class will be strictly limited. Pre-registration is required.

*Please refer to the terms and conditions when booking.


Day 1: Scout Hall, 224 Turpin Road, Labrador, QLD 4215 (9am to 1pm)

Day 2: Will be advised on day 1 (10am to 2pm)

Receipts will be issued and further information will be sent to attendees prior to the course start date.

What you need to know:

Please arrive from 8.30am for coffee, ready for a prompt start at 9am on Saturday. The course will present the theory and practical skills a beginning beekeeper needs to get started with a honey beehive. At the conclusion of the course beginners will have met several of the GCABS Club members who will assist with practical activities over the course and establish mentoring connections for new members. Participants will be able to Loan the necessary PPE for Day 2.

What to wear on day 2:

  • Loose fitting long sleeved shirt and loose fitting full length trousers.
  • Substantial closed-in shoes.
  • Long socks that can be tucked over cuffs of trousers.
  • PPE loaned by GCABS.
  • Gloves (if desired) that cover the cuffs of shirt sleeves.
  • Light colours are preferable
  • Paper and pen: water bottle.
  • If you have a severe allergy response to bee stings please bring your own epipen.

Basic morning /afternoon tea will be provided. If you need further nourishment bring it along and feel welcome to eat throughout the morning, as 4 hours is a long stretch. If you have food allergies that we need to know about please mention that at least one week before the class so that we can cater.

Contacts to breeders and suppliers will be communicated to registered attendees.

Further inquiries about the course or the requirements should be directed to

The Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeper's Society inc.


The Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeper's Society inc.

Other Organisers


13 - 14 Mar 2021


Labrador Scout Group Den
224 Turpin Road, Labrador Qld 4215



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Introduction to Beekeeping

13 - 14 March 2021

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