Learn to Keep Bees 2023

Two of EDBA’s senior beekeepers are once again looking to help train new beekeepers in 2023.

The course offered by Malcolm and Craig is not part of EDBA but with their mentorship program and years of experience, there is no better course in all of Alberta. We can’t recommend it enough! They will be running beginner beekeeper courses for the 8th year in NE and NW Edmonton.

The complete course costs $140 and will be given on 5 different occasions in 2022. You only need to attend one day. The dates are:

  • January 21, Saturday,  8:30am to 3pm
  • February 18, Saturday,  8:30am to 3pm
  • March 25, Saturday,  8:30am to 3pm
  • April 22, Saurday, 8:30am to 3pm
  • May 13, Sunday, 8:30am to 3pm

Graduates of the course can take part in the optional free mentoring sessions on most weeks from late May to early August. You can register for the course at www.naturalelementshoney.ca

Topics covered include:

  1. Urban beekeeping regulations
  2. Location choices and Equipment
  3. Installing bees and queens
  4. What to check inside of a hive
  5. Swarm prevention/creating extra queens
  6. Basic Bee Biology
  7. Mentoring opportunities
  8. Wintering and Treatments
  9. 12 pages of information is provided to go along with slides (powerpoint) presented in class.

 You can register for the course at www.naturalelementshoney.ca

Along with an EDBA membership, you are sure to learn enough to be a very responsible beekeeper and attending the mentoring sessions will give you the confidence needed.