Workshops

2016 Workshops

beeinlavender

Courses Held through Selkirk College Nelson,B.C.

to register contact Penny at 250.354.3220 or email nelsonce@selkirk.ca

Introduction to Beekeeping:

Designed as an introduction to bee stewardship for individuals with little to no experience who would like to gain a foundation of information to get started.

 

March 13, 10am-2pm

 
 History of Beekeeping – with Guest speaker Karen Godbout
– Origins of Honeybees and genetic varieties
– Honey hunting tribes and the evolution of keeping bees
– Early bee hive design

– Ancient Beekeeping and references around the world

Tea and Local Honey served
 
 Introduction to a bee colony
-Bee castes and roles of the bees
-Internal workings of a honeybee colony
-Pheromones and communication

-Basic honeybee behavior

 

March 20, 10am-2pm

How to set up an apiary
-Types of Beehives and how they function
-Choosing locations
-Where to obtain bees
-bear awareness
 
Tea and local Honey served

Pest and Disease management – Guest speaker Axel Krause Provincial Bee Inspector

-Identifying disease and pests
-Conventional and Alternative options for treatment
 

April 3, 10am-2pm

 Basic Hive management
-How to manage a “Top Bar” beehive and a “Langstroth” beehive
-going through the seasonal cycles in a year and how to support the bees

-Honeybee Behaviors

Tea and Local Honey served

 

Harvesting Bee products

-The various bee products and how the bees create them

-Consciously harvest various bee products
– How to make Lip balms,candles,tinctures,salves

(recipes included)

 

April 10, 10am-2pm

Creating Pollinator habitat – Guest speaker Helen Sebelius
-Pollinator garden design
-Creating habitat for various pollinators
-In depth look at pollination
Plant lists included

 Tea and local Honey served

 

 Future of Beekeeping
-Urban beekeeping
-Rural  beekeeping
-Sustainable beekeeping
-Commercial beekeeping
-Diversified farming and beekeeping

Advanced Beekeeping

Designed for those who have kept bees for at least one year and would like to go deeper into the hive.

April 17, 10am-2pm

History of beekeeping – Guest speaker Karen Godbout
– Origins of Honeybees and genetic varieties
-Honeybee Biology
– Honey hunting tribes and the evolution of keeping bees
– Early bee hive design
– Ancient Beekeeping and references around the world

Tea and local Honey served

 

Advanced hive management for Top bar and Langstroth
-Preparing colonies for Honey flows
-When and how to make splits
-Manual swarms

-Assessing Queen and colony strength

 

April 24, 10am-2pm

Queen Rearing – Guest speaker pending
-Breeding Queens
-Making nucleus hives
Tea and local Honey served
Harvesting and Marketing Bee products
–Consciously harvest various bee products
– How to make Lip balms,candles,tinctures,salves
– How to bring your bee products to market
(recipes included)
 

 May 8, 10am-2pm

Pest and Disease management – Guest speaker Axel Krause Provincial Bee Inspector
-Identifying disease and pests
-Conventional and Alternative options for treatment

Tea and local Honey served

 

 Managing equipment – Dave Johnson guest speaker
-Gaining the most efficiency from your equipment
-Switching to different Hive styles
– Using manageable sized supers
-Harvesting and processing Honey

-Moving and transporting bee colonies

May 15th, 10am-2pm

Creating Pollinator habitat – Guest speaker Helen Sebelius
-Pollinator garden design
-Creating habitat for various pollinators
-In depth look at pollination
Plant lists included
Tea and local Honey served
 Future of Beekeeping
-Urban beekeeping
-Rural  beekeeping
-Sustainable beekeeping
-Commercial beekeeping
-Diversified farming and beekeeping
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s