‘For thousands of years they have constructed their marvelous combs, to which we can add nothing, from which we can take nothing; combs that unite in equal perfection the science of the chemist, the geometrician, the architect and the engineer’

Maurice Maeterlinck
The Life of the Bee 1901

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‘Last Spring I attended Tim’s natural beekeeping workshop and despite
having a Langstroth hive already set-up and ready to go, by the end
of the weekend I knew I’d never keep bees in it.
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Tim’s obvious love and respect for bees is infectious and the Warre
beekeeping method he teaches feels ‘right’ in every respect, allowing
bees to live like bees without unnecessary interference and giving
honey and comb in its purest form.
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Under Tim’s guidance we now have our own Warre hive in our suburban
backyard and the bees live harmoniously alongside chickens, children and
pets. Tim is an incredible teacher and mentor and has been overly generous
with his advice and time. The bees are an endless source of wonder and
fascination and watching their behaviour change day to day in different
weather is wonderful. Now when I work in the garden close to the bees I
can not only hear but smell the hive, a warm heady mix of honey and wax.
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But I can’t help feeling that however attached I get to ‘my bees’ they
will always retain an awesome independence. They will never be another domesticated pet and that’s what I find so wonderful about living alongside them, it brings a wild natural system close enough to be daily reminded
of the incredible complexity of the natural world.’
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Belinda, 4th May 2011
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This 2 day course leads you through the basics of bee-friendly, natural, organic, biodynamic, small-scale beekeeping. You will leave this course with a competent knowledge of the fundamentals of natural beekeeping, and be ready to take the plunge and keep your own bees, Warré style!

Over two very full days, I will focus on a style of apiculture
that is exclusively designed for the small-scale beekeeper.
This bee-friendly method aims to care for the bees, allow
them to control their own environment, and is a gentler
approach than conventional beekeeping, resulting in
healthy contented bees, and incredible wild honey!

This is the first Natural Beekeeping course to be offered in
Australia. Please visit the Testimonials page to read some feedback by course attendees and blogs by our students.

At present, courses are being held in Sydney and
Milkwood Farm, Mudgee, NSW, Australia.
Please visit Milkwood Permaculture for more
information and online bookings.

Interstate courses are currently being planned and
will be announced in the coming years - stay tuned!

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