Category Archives: Beekeeping Basics

August Meeting

Join us this month on a special field trip with Rassol Bahreini , an Apiculture Research Scientist from the Crop Diversification Centre North! He will be testing some hives for mites and demonstrating the recommended ways to treat for mites eg. apivar strips, formic acid and oxalic acid vaporization.

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    24.October.Thursday

    19:00 -21:00
    2019-10-24
    BeeMaid Coop
    10-70 Alberta Ave, Spruce Grove, AB T7X, Canada

    October 24th, Thursday 7pm. Bee Maid Coop

    Annual General Meeting – running an organization takes dedication and a little time. Please come volunteer for a position, share your passion with bees and test your leadership skills.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

Learn to keep bees 2020

Two of EDBA’s best beekeepers are once again looking to help train new beekeepers in 2020. 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 6th year in NE and NW Edmonton.

The complete course will be given on 5 different occasions in 2020 but the final dates will be posted later. In 2019, for example they were on these dates (Jan. 27th, Mar. 2nd, Mar. 23rd, Apr 13th, and May 4th).

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

For registration, contact connellmjm@hotmail.com

Along with an EDBA membership you are sure to learn enough to be a very responsible beekeeper.

Looking for a Beekeeping course in 2019?

Malcolm and Craig will be running beginner beekeeper courses for the 5th year in NE Edmonton.

The course will be given on 5 different occasions:

January 27th, March 2nd, March 23rd, April 13th, and May 4th.

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

For registration, contact connellmjm@hotmail.com

How to Keep Honey Bees

For courses in 2018, please click here.

For the third year we are are offering thebee-with-question-marks-300x193 beginning bee course at a great price.  It comes with free mentoring sessions included in the spring and summer. This course is sanctioned by the City of Edmonton.

The 2017 courses are from from 8:30am to 1:30pm on these Saturdays:

Beginning Beekeeper Course (January)

Beginning Beekeeper Course (February)

Beginning Beekeeper Course (March)

Beginning Beekeeper Course (April)

Beginning Beekeeper Course (May)

Topics covered include:

  1. Urban beekeeping rules
  2. Location choices
  3. Installing bees and queens
  4. What to check inside hives
  5. Swarm prevention/creating extra queens
  6. Mentoring opportunities
  7. Wintering/treatments

To sign up please contact by email:  connellmjm@hotmail.com for location and course cost.