Always wanted to keep honey bees? Anyone can do it – almost anywhere. Learn the basics, from building the beehive to harvesting honey. This series of 6 all day workshops will be held at Honey Pie Farm in Prince Edward County, ON. Honey Pie’s Head Drone Gavin North has been keeping bees in the County for 13 years.
Workshop #1 Build your own hive – top to bottom.Site preparation. Sun, April 13th
Workshop #2 Tour of the hive. How to install your nucleus of bees. Sun, May 25th
Workshop #3 Catching & preventing swarms. Prepare for the honey flow. Sun, June 22nd
Workshop #4 Harvest your honey: uncapping and extracting. Sun, July 20th
Workshop #5 Maintaining bee health: pests & diseases of the hive. Sun, Aug. 17th
Workshop #6 Winter preparations; mead making; about beeswax. Sun, Sept. 21th
Fees: $100.00 (+ HST) per workshop $550.00 (+HST) for all six workshops - deadline for discounted rate is February 15, 2014. Prices for equipment & nuclei are extra (optional). We will order supplies and bees for you as a group.
Cost of a nucleus of bees is $190. Cost of beehive parts is approx. $200. Other supplies you will need are hat and veil, gloves, hive tool, smoker. We can order these for you if you don’t have them. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like an application form.