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