TTP Workshops & Courses

Learning beekeeping

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 is listed below.

 

2014 WORKSHOPS: 
Introductory Beekeeping, Beekeeping & IPM and Introductory Queen Rearing
 
Lunch: Provided with registration fee. Coffee and snacks also included.
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: OBA members: $123.89 plus 13% HST. (Total = $140.00 per person per workshop)
         Non-members: $132.74 plus 13% HST. (Total = $150.00 per person per workshop)
N.B. Each workshop is limited, on a first come, first serve basis. 
 
“INTRODUCTORY BEEKEEPING”
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.
May 10:Ancaster (FULL) - May 24:Milton (FULL) - May 31:Port Hope (FULL)
June 14:Moose Creek - June 21:Bracebridge
  
“BEEKEEPING AND IPM (INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT)”
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 Integrated Pest Management for Beekeeping in Ontario Manual.
May 11:Ancaster - May 25:Milton - June 1:Port Hope
June 15:Moose Creek - June 22:Bracebridge
 
“INTRODUCTORY QUEEN REARING”
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 care of cells and queens. Each participant will receive a copy of the Ontario Queen Rearing Manual.
June 7:Milton (FULL)
 
Participants will need protective gear (hat, veil) and closed toed footwear. Long sleeved, light colored and light material clothing is suggested. Full bee suits tend to be very warm. Refillable water bottles are recommended. A notebook and pencil can be handy. Cameras are welcomed.
 

Workshop Registration