Introduction to Beekeeping Course

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

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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.


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.


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 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 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.


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



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