We typically begin these every-second-week events sometime in May. This year, due to extenuating circumstances, we hope to begin offering them by mid- to late-May. Check back here for updates.
Hiveworld.ca’s Meet The Beekeeper Field Days are a great way for Edmonton-area beekeepers to gain hands-on experience and have their questions answered in a working bee yard.
Continue to learn along with us this beekeeping season both in-person and live online many Thursdays at 6:00pm MT. We will be coming live to you from our bee yard to share our knowledge in beekeeping and what we are experience this season in real-time. It is live and interactive, so if you have questions it’s a great time to get some answers from us!
Tickets for your online participation in these events costs $5. In-person is $10.
Meet The Beekeeper sessions run from April through October with the following tentative schedule and topics:
|April 22||Opening an overwintered hive, spring feeding, medication.|
|May 6||Setting up new colonies from nucs.|
|May 20||Splitting overwintered hives|
|June 3||Varroa mites: What you need to know. A priceless session that should not be missed. Special guest attending.|
|June 17||Managing nutrition for a strong hive. The most critical week in the early summer build-up.|
|July 1||Prepping for the main Honey Flow. How should your hive look? What to do when it doesn't look right.|
|July 15||Managing your bees during the main flow. Adding boxes and access to water. What if I'm going on vacation?|
|July 29||First honey pull.|
|August 12||Second honey pull.|
|August 26||Final honey pull.|
|September 9||Queen condition, strength - prep for winter/feeding/pollen supplement.|
|September 23||How a hive should look for winter. What to do if it things don't look right.|
|October 7||Wrapping your hive.|