Beekeeping on YouTube
As part of a push to encourage a lot more people to become involved with beekeeping, the honey-bee and Pollination plan has actually circulated numerous training videos on YouTube.
The videos cover anything from building and restoration of beehives to synthetic insemination.
Beekeeper James Kershaw, from the Honey Bee and Pollination Advisory Committee, said although the video clips had been created for newcomers, skilled beekeepers would additionally locate them beneficial to learn about brand new techniques and some ideas.
He said it had been vital that you encourage more people into beekeeping.
"the common age for a beekeeper now is well over 50, so it's great having younger beekeepers arriving, " he said.
"they could only start-off with one hive but eventually they may get, 'Well, I want to earn a living from this' and increase to 300, 400, 500 hives.
"there are many people beginning with bees within the last few couple of years, and this is an excellent method for people to touch base with a few fundamental education."
The movies are produced to align utilizing the accredited Certificate AHC 32010 in beekeeping and Certificate AHC 10 in Agriculture.
Mr Kershaw said they even were available for teams to make use of in local instruction days.
"Down within Canberra ... your local amateur clubhas got a CIT training course going ... they do one annually and it is scheduled from first week they open it, " he said.
"There's a lot of need in knowledge of keeping bees."
Mr Kershaw stated the videos emphasizing artificial insemination of queens and pollination is the most readily useful for founded beekeepers.