Training is an important element of WAAS's mission. All members are encouraged to complete our Introduction to Responsible Beekeeping course which is run in Spring and Summer.

Courses are run in Perth and include both a class-based component and a hands-on component, using our training apiary in Kensington. 

Training also takes place in our regional Chapter groups. The Margaret River Chapter has a training apiary in the grounds of the Margaret River Senior High School and runs regular hive inspections for members.

For information on upcoming training sessions please check our Events page, or contact us on info@waas.org.au. Spring Training will commence in September and course dates will also be advertised in our newsletter, Smoke Signals, and promoted at WAAS monthly meetings.

Please note that you must be financial members of WAAS to attend our training courses - click here to join us!

WAAS Training Courses

Upcoming training dates are listed in the calendar below:

Upcoming events

    • 09 Jul 2022
    • 10 Sep 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • DPIRD Lecture Theatrette, Baron-Hay Court, Bentley
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    Ambrosia Making Workshop with Lou Chalmer

    WAAS is offering the opportunity to enrol in a 2-part workshop to learn about the art and science of making ambrosia.

    When: 9 July and 10 September 2022

    Time: 9:30am to 11:30am

    Where: DPIRD Lecture Theatrette, Baron-Hay Court, Bentley

    Cost: $80 per person

    What can I expect?:

    • Two x two-hour sessions
    • Hands-on, practical workshop 
    • Learn the basic principles of fermentation and how they can be applied to honey
    • Plus ideas for ambrosia or mead recipes
    • We'll ferment our own batch of ambrosia, which we'll bottle in the second session
    • Take home a bottle of ambrosia

    Lou Chalmer is a winemaker and agroecologist based in Western Australia. Her vision is a future in which people live in harmony with one another and nature, through collaboration, cooperation and appreciation of the natural environment. Yume Wines, Lou’s company, makes wines and ambrosias that tell a story of time and place in WA’s south-west.


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