31 May 2021
In recent years, the dwindling population of wild bees has been well publicised due to their important role as pollinators in the world's ecosystems and in agriculture.
As featured by our good friends at FarmWeekly, down at the Western Australia College of Agriculture (WACOA) in Denmark, Western Australia, students are doing their bit to help the world's declining bee populations by building and revitalising old hives.
As part of the Certificate II in Agriculture Bee course, Year 11 and 12 students learn how to open and re-assemble a beehive, carry out routine bee husbandry, assemble and maintain beekeeping components and extract and bottle honey.
When the college upgraded its dairy facility about five years ago, its beekeeping enterprise moved into an old shed that had previously been used for pasteurising milk.
If you have ever thought of owning a new bee hive or have an old or unused hive that you would like refurbished?
Well you can contact WACOA on 9848 0200 to discuss further!
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