Beekeeping Workshop

March 24, 2018

Introduction to Beekeeping

This introductory one day workshop will walk you through the information you need to ensure you are a responsible bee keeping, demystifying what can appear to be a complex and challenging art. Whether you are an urban garden or broadacre farmer, a practicing beekeeper or a total beginner, you will definitely benefit from this workshop. The workshop includes both theory and practical sessions. Participants will get hands on experience opening and handling a hive.

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From: March 24, 2018
To: March 24, 2018
Venue: Bandusia Country Retreat
Cost: $145
Australian native bee Amagilla on a cinnamon basil flower

March 25, 2018

Native Beekeeping and Beehive Making Workshop

This will be a fun packed hands-on weekend with bee experts learning all about how to manage native bees in the simplest, most efficient and productive way. You will get the information, skills and confidence to deal with all the important basics and key things to look out for and do if and when needed. You will be able to go home and start native beekeeping successfully or improve the beekeeping techniques you currently employ. You will take home your own hive ready to go.

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From: March 25, 2018
To: March 25, 2018
Venue: Bandusia Country Retreat
Cost: $145

April 9, 2018 – April 12, 2018


This workshop will teach you the essentials of Aquaponics such as designing a system best suited to you, learning to grow plants, fish care and plumbing. The basics of Aquaponics can be quite simple, and if practiced, following a few simple principles, excellent growing conditions for both fish and plants are achieved and you will be able to grow clean, nutrient dense produce and fish at home.

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From: April 9, 2018
To: April 12, 2018
Venue: Bandusia Country Retreat
Cost: $1,290

April 21, 2018

Fruit Tree Workshop

Pete the Permie from Telopea Mountain Permaculture Nursery will be presenting this amazing workshop on fruit trees. Pete a long time fruit tree specialist will be talking and demonstration the basics about caring for your fruit trees including, pruning, propagation, budding and grafting, fertilization, species selection, root stocks, covering systems and a whole lot more. Some biodynamic techniques are also covered, winter V’s summer pruning.  The workshop is both theoretical and practical and extensive class notes and fruit tree booklet are also included. 

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From: April 21, 2018
To: April 21, 2018
Venue: Bandusia Country Retreat
Cost: $145

May 19, 2018 – May 20, 2018

PDC Graduates Get Together Celebration Weekend

Permaculture Sydney Institute is calling all PDC graduates to a “Celebration Party and Get Together” to celebrate 40 years of Permaculture. And what better way is there to celebrate an anniversary birthday than to have a party! The get together weekend will be held at Bandusia Country Retreat where graduates will be able to relax, refresh, regroup, recalibrate, refocus and revitalise all around the theme of Permaculture.

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From: May 19, 2018
To: May 20, 2018
Venue: Bandusia Country Retreat
Cost: $32pp

June 14, 2018 – June 18, 2018

Introduction to Permaculture Design – 5 Days | 10 Modules

Permaculture Sydney Institute (PSI) is committed to a top quality Permaculture course training and experience. That’s why we provide a full comprehensive introduction to Permaculture course – the longest and we believe the best anywhere to be found. Two-day introductions are not sufficient in our view. PSI aims to provide the participants with both the skills and the confidence to start “doing it” themselves. It is committed to quality education, quality outcomes and quality of life for each participant.

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From: June 14, 2018
To: June 18, 2018
Venue: Bandusia Country Retreat
Cost: $595
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