Category Archives: Mentoring

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.

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.

 

EDBA Executive 2016 -17 and Constitution

We are very thankful for the following people who have stepped up in our organization to lead us through the 2016-2017 year.  It’s people like those you see below who help make beekeeping in Edmonton and Area an amazing experience.   Please thank them, next time you see them.

 

Executive:

President                          –  Craig Toth , 460-7773 ,craig.toth@hotmail.com

Vice President                –  Malcolm Connell, 780-239- 9649 ,connellmjm@hotmail.com

Secretary/Newsletter    – Sarah Willians ,swillans@syban.net

Treasurer                       –  Malcolm Connell, 780-239- 9649 ,connellmjm@hotmail.com

To become a member please make cheques out to:

‘Edmonton and District Beekeepers Association’

Post cheques to Malcolm Connell:  72 Morgan Crescent, St. Albert T8N 2E4

Directors:

Cor De Witt ,780-986- 8582

Murray Golden ,peg.golden@hotmail.com

Ray Powell  ,gm471@hotmail.com

Troy Donovan  ,troymd@gmail.com

 

Our EDBA Constitution can be found here.