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Course Outline: One-Day Beginner and Refresh Beekeeping Course

Beekeeping Your First Year and Beyond

hiveworld.ca

Hiveworld.ca was founded on a commitment to preserve the honeybee and is known as a trusted supplier of expert information, certified bees and quality merchandise since 2006. The company’s mission is to help beekeepers learn, do and succeed with the knowledge and product guarantees required for pleasure and success in this increasingly-popular form of animal husbandry/food production. A key focus has been on successful overwintering and strong disease management.

Hiveworld.ca now manages hundreds of hives and nucs of its own in the Edmonton area, and serves all of Western Canada with a full range of merchandise as well as inspected live bees for spring delivery.

Your Instructor: Barry Haughton

Barry Haughton is a long-time entrepreneur and problem-solver who began beekeeping as a sideline in 2001. His interest was driven by a desire to help preserve the bees and offer his learning and assistance to those who share his passion. A key focus has been on successful overwintering and strong, integrated disease and pest management. His company now manages hundreds of hives and nucs of its own, and serves all of Canada with a full range of online merchandise as well as inspected live bees.

Agenda

This one day course covers the following:

  1. Introductions
  2. Provincial rules and “being a good neighbour”
  3. Types, roles and biology of bees
  4. Types of hive available
  5. Equipment for safety and sanitation
  6. Obtaining and installing your first bees
  7. Spring preparation and management
  8. Hive Checks - practical guide
  9. Recognising conditions in your hive
  10. Record keeping
  11. Requeening
  12. Swarming
  13. Summer management
  14. Honey Extraction
  15. Fall/Winter management
  16. Pests and diseases
  17. Continuing education, further support for you
  18. Further resources, online and printed