Beginner Beekeeper’s Hands-On Course


This course requires no prior knowledge or previous experience working with honeybee colonies. Safety and individual comfort are extremely important as we will provide head-to-toe protective gear for each participant. You may choose not to wear it at your own discretion.

Here at deGroots Apiaries/Farm we’ve been working with honeybees and colony hive management since 2010, teaching us the vital knowledge of beekeeping successfully in a zone three location. This course will teach you how to bee-keep successfully in our cold Canadian climate, biology of the honeybee, hive workings, seasonal management, successful over-wintering techniques, honey flow and production, disease management, and see how we incorporate our farm to aid our honeybees.

In the Beginner Beekepers course, all introductory beekeeping techniques will be shown and taught with much hands-on teaching, as we explore and dissect a full colony beehive.

This is a one-day, intensified course from 9 am to 4 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Please bring boots/shoes to wear during our bee yard sessions.

Lunch is provided. Gear is provided by deGroots Apiaries.

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Sunday July 5th, 2020, Sunday June 21st, 2020, Sunday June 28th, 2020