Introduction to Beekeeping Course

2017/05/06 09:00 to 2017/05/07 17:00

Propolis-etc... Toronto, Propolis-etc... Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Nothing is sweeter than your own honey harvest!

Join us in the spring of 2017 & learn how to keep bees.

Propolis-etc... is pleased to offer introductory workshops for aspiring beekeepers in the spring of 2017. The courses are geared towards new beekeepers who anticipate buying a hive in the spring, or soon after, as well as beekeepers with a bit of experience who are looking for additional guidance and support.

FORMAT:

The workshop consists of both classroom time and a hands-on visit to a local apiary. Topics covered include:

  • Basic honeybee biology - bee lifecycle and roles
  • Placement of beehives, including forage/flower and plant recommendations
  • Beekeeping equipment & regulations
  • Working with a hive - inspections, management practices, seasonal responsibilities
  • Brief overview products of the hive how the bees use them
  • Harvesting and extracting honey
  • Preparing colonies for winter
  • Overview of pest & disease management
  • Next steps as a beekeeper

Each participant will receive a copy of the Ontario Beekeeping Manual. During the visit to the bee yard, basic protective clothing and tools will be provided. Participants should come prepared by wearing closed-toed footwear and long sleeved, light colored clothing. Purchasing a full bee suit is an option but is not necessary for this basic hive inspection/demonstration.

COST & REGISTRATION:

The cost of the workshop is $350. Each workshop is limited to 15 participants, on a first come, first serve basis. Registration requires a non-refundable deposit of $50. The balance of the course payment ($300) is due no later than two weeks prior to the course date.

To register, please send an email to info@propolis-etc.ca that includes your name, daytime phone number and the session for which you wish to register. Someone will contact you within 1-2 business days to confirm your registration and arrange for payment of the deposit.

Cancellation Policy:  Should it become necessary to cancel your registration, a request must be received in writing via email to info@propolis-etc.ca. Cancellation requests will be accepted for a refund (minus the $50 deposit) up five (5) business days prior to the course date. All refunds will be made using the original form of payment.

Propolis-etc... reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment. If this is necessary, participants will be fully refunded or offered a spot in an alternate course.

Where

Propolis-etc... Toronto, Propolis-etc... Toronto
1.888.660.6665

When

From 2017/05/06 09:00
To 2017/05/07 17:00

Organizer

Propolis-etc...
1-888-660-6665
1-450-772-2237
info.quebec@propolis-etc.ca

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