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    This Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop may be purchased from Event Brite or register below.

    Wednesday, April 28

    Sunday, June 6

    Saturday, June 19

    Saturday, July 3

    This 6 hour class covers the early basics of Urban Beekeeping and is suitable anyone in the "Absolute Beginner" to the Novice Beekeeper who may already have a beehive. New beekeepers love the way we help them get started in the world of bees and those with a year or two of experience really appreciate the updated information they receive and often sign up as a "refresher" on beekeeping.

    Topics definitely covered:
    - Reasons to keep bees
    - Provincial/Civic legislation 
    - Basic beekeeping terminology
    - How to get bees
    - Set up costs
    - Housing your bees
    - Hive components
    - Wood vs plastic
    - Second hand equipment
    - Protective gear
    - Smoker and tools
    - Honeybees: castes, lifecycles, re-queening
    - Worker, Queen and Drone bees duties
    - Collecting the pollen, resin and nectar
    - Importance of water
    - Reproductive cycle
    - Catching Swarms 
    - Harvesting honey, wax and other hive products
    - Bee health
    - Pests & diseases

    Topics which will likely be covered:
    - Specialized Hive management
    - Seasonal tasks
    - Splitting a hive
    - Requeening a hive
    - Feeding your bees
    - Bee stings
    - Native bees & other pollinators

    Topics which may also be covered:
    - Beekeeping history
    - Fun bee facts
    - Re-locating a hive

    There will be ample time to ask questions and get your answers during this course. 

    You will also receive a free text book valued at $25.

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