Introductory Hands-on Workshops

Beeyard

We're back for in-person workshops in 2022!

 

Did you know that propolis has antibacterial qualities, that nosema 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. 

 

Hands-on Spring Workshops Available:  

1. Introductory Beekeeping (Beginner)
2. Pest and Disease (IPM) Management for Beekeeping (Intermediate)
3. Basic Queen Rearing (Advanced - 3yrs exp+)
 

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Each workshop is a separate one-day workshop.
Workshops take place during the months of May and June, on weekends.
Cost: $205 tax included
 
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Comes with a manual.
 
“INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING”
This beekeeping workshop consists of classroom sessions and hands-on lessons in the beeyard. 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.
 

Date

Location

 
Saturday, May 14thChatsworth 
Saturday, May 28thGuelphSOLD OUT
Saturday, June 4thMerlinCANCELLED
Saturday, June 18thEganvilleRegister
Saturday, June 25thPort HopeSOLD OUT
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) FOR BEEKEEPING”
This intermediate beekeeping workshop consists of classroom sessions and hands-on lessons in the beeyard. Participants should have taken an Introductory Beekeeping workshop 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.
 

Date

Location

 
Sunday, May 15thChatsworth 
Sunday, May 29th Guelph 
Sunday, June 5thMerlinCANCELLED
Sunday, June 19thEganvilleCANCELLED
Sunday, June 26thPort HopeRegister 
 
“QUEEN REARING” (not for beginners, must have 3yrs experience)
This advanced workshop about rearing queens consists of classroom sessions and demonstrations with hands-on lessons in the beeyard. 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.
 

Date

Location

 
Sunday, July 10thBarrieSOLD OUT
 

N.B. Participants will need protective gear (hat, veil) and closed toed footwear. Long sleeved, light colored and light material clothing is suggested. Purchasing full bee suits is an option but they tend to be very warm. A simple bug jacket or mosquito veil will suffice. Refillable water bottles are recommended. A notebook and pencil can be handy. Cameras are welcomed.
 
FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING WORKSHOPS including wanting a workshop in a location not listed above, PLEASE CALL THE TTP OFFICE - 519-836-3609 or EMAIL ttp@ontariobee.com 
 
Cancellation Policy: Should it become necessary for you to cancel your registration, a cancellation request must be received in writing via email to ttp@ontariobee.com or by phone @ 519-836-3609. Cancellation requests will be accepted up to the deadline time of 12:00pm noon, ten (10) business days in advance of the event. After that date there will be no refunds. Cancellations will incur an administrative cost of $15.