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 3:00pm
February 18, Saturday, 8:30am to 3:00pm
March 25, Saturday, 8:30am to 3:00pm
April 22, Saurday, 8:30am to 3:00pm
May 13, Saturday, 8:30am to 3:00pm
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:
Urban beekeeping regulations
Location choices and Equipment
Installing bees and queens
What to check inside of a hive
Swarm prevention/creating extra queens
Basic Bee Biology
Wintering and Treatments
12 pages of information is provided to go along with slides (powerpoint) presented in class.
JA 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.
For the third year we are are offering the 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: