2015 Workshops
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Workshops

Queen Rearing ClassqueenRearing

Registrants must commit to attend both Monday and Tuesday, August 10 and 11.  Class size is limited to 25 attendees (Sold Out). This queen rearing workshop consists of classroom sessions and demonstrations with hands-on lessons in the bee yard. Participants are required to have prior beekeeping knowledge and experience in maintaining colonies.

Topics include queen biology, methods of rearing queens, preparing a cell builder colony, grafting techniques, and care of cells and queens.  Each participant will have the option to buy a copy of the Ontario Queen Rearing Manual which corresponds with the workshop.

Participants will need protective gear (hat, veil) and closed-toe footwear. Long-sleeved, light-colored, and light material clothing is suggested. Full bee suits tend to be very warm. Refillable water bottles are recommended. A notebook and pencil can be handy. Cameras are welcomed.  The class is limited to 25 people.

 

Introductory Beekeeping

IntroBeekeepingThis beekeeping workshop consists of classroom sessions and hands-on lessons in the bee yard. Participants of all experience levels are welcome. Topics include basic honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment, working in the bee colony, seasonal beekeeper responsibilities, harvesting and extracting honey, and preparing bee colonies for winter.

Each participant will have the option to buy a copy of the Ontario Beekeeping Manual which corresponds with the workshop.

 

Beekeeping and IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

This intermediate beekeeping workshop consists of classroom sessions and hands-on lessons in the bee yard. Participants should have taken an introductory beekeeping workshop or course and/or have at least one season of beekeeping experience prior to attending. Topics include pest and disease biology and identification, monitoring for pests and diseases, record keeping, treatments and integrated pest management.

Each participant will have the option to buy a copy of the Integrated Pest Management for Beekeeping in Ontario Manual which corresponds with the workshop.

 

 

 

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