Did you know that propolis has antibacterial qualities, that Nosema ceranae can cause low honey production or that a honey bee queen can lay 1500 eggs in a single day? Learn this and more at the workshops provided by the Tech-Transfer Program.
The schedule for the 2014 OBA TTP Beekeeping workshops will be available the first week of March 2014.
When the dates are released, see Workshop Registration for dates and registration information.
The Introductory Beekeeping Workshop provides information for the beginner beekeeper. This 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 receive a copy of the Ontario Beekeeping Manual.
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 receive a copy of the Ontario Beekeeping Manual.
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 introduction of cells and queens. Each participant will receive a copy of the Ontario Queen Rearing Manual.