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
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
-Bee biology – lifecycle
-Basic colony examination, and record keeping
May 12 or 13, 2017 11am-5pm
The most important bee in the hive -THE QUEEN
-Passive queen rearing
-Disease ID continue
September 8 or 9, 2017 11am-5pm
-Preparing colonies for overwintering
Dancing Bee Apiary