A simple introduction to bees and beekeeping for anyone who is curious about what's involved in keeping bees.


About this Event

If you’re thinking about starting a backyard beehive or you are just curious about what’s involved with keeping bees, then this is a great introductory class for you.


This is a simple and relaxed introduction to bees and beekeeping suitable for beginners and families.

Mark, from Pittwater Bees, will be leading this class. With over 25 years of experience in beekeeping and 12 years training hundreds of novice beekeepers, Pittwater Bees are the go-to on Sydney's Northern beaches for training, workshops, and Bee Safari’s! He has been our beekeeping mentor as we have developed our interest and skill as beekeepers over the past three years.


This course if for you if ...

  • You've been wondering what is involved in keeping bees

  • You've seen the Flowhive and want to understand more about it

  • You're just interested in bees and want to get up close to an urban hive in your local area

  • You want to try some of our delicious honey


What will you experience?

  • See the bees in action

  • See a Flowhive

  • See a Langstroth hive

  • Light a smoker, try on a bee veil and see some of the other equipment we use

  • Guess the bee competition

  • Try some of our local Freshwater honey


If you really love the experience we can then help you with the next steps for setting up your own backyard hive such as deciding on and buying a hive and some bees, enrolling in a workshop, and much more.




2.5 hours



$150 per ticket

1 ticket per individual


1 ticket for a family (2 adults and up to 2 children)


Some of the proceeds go to support the men's shed. Helping people less fortunate than ourselves.



Email us if you are interested in attending a workshop

Mark and Noah settig up the beehive