Beginner Beekeeping Course classroom with students and beekeeper teachingBeginner Beekeeping Course classroom with students and beekeeper teaching

Beekeeping Education

Beginner Beekeeping Course student in the bee yard inspecting honey bee hive frames of beesBeginner Beekeeping Course student in the bee yard inspecting honey bee hive frames of bees

Beekeeping Education

Beginner Beekeeping Course students in the bee yard installing a nucleus colony into the a beehiveBeginner Beekeeping Course students in the bee yard installing a nucleus colony into the a beehive

Beekeeping Education

Beginner Beekeeping Course students inspecting a varroa mite test for mitesBeginner Beekeeping Course students inspecting a varroa mite test for mites

Beekeeping Education

Beginner Beekeeping Practical Course (Part 2)
Beginner Beekeeping Practical Course (Part 2)
Beginner Beekeeping Practical Course (Part 2)
Beginner Beekeeping Practical Course (Part 2)
Beginner Beekeeping Practical Course (Part 2)

Beginner Beekeeping Practical Course (Part 2)

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May 6th 2023, (Saturday) 9am-2pm 
Summary:

This Beginner Beekeeping Practical Course covers the basic experience needed to successfully get started and manage your first season of beekeeping. The practical will be provided in person at our educational bee yard in Revelstoke BC. 

Practical:

The practical is an interactive hands on learning experience/ field day where participants will be working with and in the beehive:

  • electric fencing/ bear awareness
  • reviewing standard hive set up and timing
  • managing frames and hive equipment
  • identifying (queens, workers, drones/ egg/ larvae/ capped brood/ pollen/ nectar/ honey)
  • learning integrated pest management best practices (mite checks, treatment)
  • record keeping
  • pulling honey for harvest
  • winter preparations
  • second season introduction

 

Participants will have an opportunity to work through the season from; transferring a nuc into a hive, swarm control, splitting hives and methods, adding/ pulling honey supers, feeding, winter preparation, and winterizing.

Basic protection is required this day (gloves, vail or bee jacket/ bee suit). Hive tool and smoker are preferred.

Outcome: Participants will develop a practical knowledge of beekeeping confidently and responsibly and/ or improve their beginner level beekeeping practices with a strong focus on hands on experience through one on one instruction.

This is Part 2 of a Theory/ Practical Beginner Beekeeping course, and is best suited in combination with the Theory, however not required.

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