Elizabeth Frost, Education Officer Honey Bees
Tocal Agricultural Centre
Paterson NSW 2421
phone: 02 4939 8821
Short course program
phone: 1800 025520
Tocal College offers nationally accredited beekeeping courses developed and delivered by technical experts in the field of apiculture.
Certificate III in Beekeeping
- TraineeshipThe traineeship is open to paid employees of beekeepers and leads to a nationally accredited Certificate III in Beekeeping
- Certificate III BeekeepingGain a Certificate III in Beekeeping through a blend of face to face and online training
- Beginning in beesA two-day practical beekeeping course for new and established beekeepers
- Pests and diseases of honey beesThis 2 day course gives you the knowledge to identify and manage pests and diseases to improve the health and profitability of your colonies.
- Queen bee breedingThis two-day course suits beekeepers interested in producing queen bees and/or entering the queen bee industry
- Using bees for pollinationThis one-day course suits beekeeping and horticulture industry professionals that provide bees for pollination, require bees to pollinate their crop, or broker and audit bee hives.
- Native stingless beesInterested in native stingless bees? This comprehensive one-day course covers the biology of bees from nesting to foraging and the importance of bees in natural systems.
- Pests and diseases of honeybees ONLINE!This online course gives you the knowledge to identify and manage pests and diseases to improve the health and profitability of your colonies.
Quality books for beekeepers are available in print and digital format.
- Australian native bees - Combining the substantial expertise of many of Australia's leading native bee researchers, this book is a guide to observing and keeping Australia's broad range of native bee species.
- Bee Agskills - With step-by-step photographs and clear diagrams, this book is a go-to resource for all beekeepers. Includes how to use a bee smoker and work safely with bees, how to maintain hives, how to catch a swarm, how to remove and extract honey, how to replace a queen bee, and common health and pest problems.
- Healthy bees - This book is a guide to identifying and treating the common pests and diseases of honey bees. It covers seasonal factors that affect the health of the colony, nutrition, non-infectious disorders, diseases, exotic pests, and strategies to prevent them.
- Honey - This book informs beekeepers of best practices so that their hard work results in a product of optimum quality. It also informs beekeepers of the threats to honey quality which can occur through poor handling skills or poor design of facilities.
- Queen bee breeding - The definitive publication on queen bee breeding in Australia. Covers cell raising, grafting, nutrition, pests and diseases, reproductive biology, genetics, mating apiaries, queen banking, controlled mating, packaging and much more.
Tocal eBooks are sold in the iBooks Store (Apple) and the GooglePlay store (Android). If you have an Apple iPad, get the multi-touch books from iBooks. They feature swipe-through photo galleries, videos and animations. A convenient alternative to print books.
|Healthy Bees AgGuide|
|Queen Bee Breeding AgGuide|