Introduction to Beekeeping Course
2017/05/06 09:00 to 2017/05/07 17:00
Propolis-etc... Toronto, Propolis-etc... Toronto
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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.