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.
The practical is an interactive hands on learning experience/ field day where participants will be working with and in the beehive:
learning integrated pest management best practices (mite checks, treatment)
pulling honey for harvest
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.