Dancing Bee Apiary - Beekeeping Equipment, Courses, Bee and Queen Sales
Hands-on Beekeeping Course 2017
*Our classes are full for 2017*

This course is for anyone interested in learning about Honeybee hive management, with a very hands-on approach.  No previous experience or knowledge of bee keeping is required.  We will meet in 3 sessions of 6 hours each throughout the spring and fall to allow for maximum exposure to a large range of timely topics during the beekeeping season.  You will have a choice of registering for either a Friday or Saturday (same content) for each session.
The cost for early bird registration and payment (prior to Saturday February 25, 2017) is $299.  The price after February 25, 2017 is $350.  
Class size will be small to facilitate lots of open discussion and maximize time in the hives for everyone.  Each student will need their own protective gear (which can be purchased here).  
The classes will be held at 6328 264 Street, Aldergrove.  
The focus of our sessions will be on hands on hive management, identifying and treating bee diseases, and gaining an understanding of bee behaviour and biology.  Each student will receive a copy of the book Honey Bee Diseases and Pests and additional supportive learning material will be provided online.
April 7 or 8, 2017 11am-5pm
-Spring feeding and treatments
-Disease Identification
-Bee biology – lifecycle
-Basic colony examination, and record keeping
-Apiary registration
May 12 or 13, 2017 11am-5pm
The most important bee in the hive -THE QUEEN
-Marking queens
-Swarm management
-Making splits
-Passive queen rearing
-Disease ID continue
September 8 or 9, 2017 11am-5pm
-Preparing colonies for overwintering
-Fall treatments
-Fall feeding
Shelley Armstrong
Dancing Bee Apiary
Healthy frame of brood
Bee keeper in Blueberry field
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