Beginners' Beekeeping - Full Weekend
This Full Weekend: Beekeeping for Beginners may be purchased from Event Brite or register below.
Whether you are an Absolute BEEginner looking to get started, a Novice Beekeeper looking for a refresher or an Experienced Apiarist learning about the latest techniques, you will enjoy this 2 day immersion into beekeeping!
Join 2 BeeMasters and explore the world of the Honeybee, and learn everything you need to start a beekeeping hobby or extract your own honey or even expand to 10+ hives! 2 Texts included with registration.
May 1-2 - Sat-Sun 10:30-3:30
June 12-13 - Sat-Sun 10:30-3:30
June 29-30 - Tues-Wed 10:30-3:30
July 10-11 - Sat-Sun 10:30-3:30
* All registrants will receive 10% off purchases made on the day of the workshop
This 2 day class takes place over a weekend and will help any novice beekeeper become better and more confident. We have also structured this workshop to encourage individuals or families to increase their apiary size or honey production.
Topics definitely covered:
- Hive components and improving your equipment
- Specialized Hive management
- Seasonal tasks
- Splitting a hive
- Requeening a hive
- Feeding your bees
- Bee sting remedies
- Native bees & other pollinators
- Honeybees: further understanding the lifecycle
- Attracting and catching Swarms
- Harvesting honey, wax and other hive products
- Bee health and diagnosing problem hives
- Preventing and medicating for pests & diseases
- Moving hives and using beehives for pollination
There will be ample time to ask questions and get your answers during this course.
There will likely be two master beekeepers delivering this course and their varying and sometimes contradictory approaches to solving beekeeping problems.
You will also receive a free text book valued at $25.
Class fulfillment: BC Bee Supply reserves the right to postpone, reschedule and/or cancel classes, courses and workshops due to insufficient registrants. If this occurs, BC Bee Supply will notify all paid registrants 48 hours prior to event commencement.
Registration cancellations: Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 7 days of the event may qualify for a future registration or in-store credit towards merchandise. Cancellations inside of 24 hours are not refundable.