Learn to Beekeep!
Grab your hat a veil, we'll be hosting 2 educational, hands-on workshops that will be delivered by the Technology Transfer Program team that is part of the Ontario Beekeepers Association this spring.
The Introductory Beekeeping Workshop provides information for the beginner beekeeper. This beekeeping workshop consists of classroom sessions and hands-on lessons in the bee yard. Participants of all experience levels are welcome.
Topics include basic honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment, working in the bee colony, seasonal beekeeper responsibilities, harvesting and extracting honey and preparing bee colonies for winter. Each participant will receive a copy of the Ontario Beekeeping Manual.
Date is June 20th, register at https://www.ontariobee.com/outreach/workshops/springworkshops
Pest Management for Beekeepers
This intermediate beekeeping workshop consists of classroom sessions and hands-on lessons in the bee yard. Participants should have taken an Introductory Beekeeping workshop or course and/or have at least one season of beekeeping experience prior to attending.
Topics include pest and disease biology and identification, monitoring for pests and diseases, record keeping, treatments and integrated pest management. Each participant will receive a copy of the Integrated Pest Management for Beekeeping in Ontario Manual.
Date is June 21st, register at https://www.ontariobee.com/outreach/workshops/springworkshops
The mandate of the TTP is to conduct research for Ontario’s beekeeping industry, to facilitate a honey bee breeding program in Ontario and to transfer information, skills and methodologies to the beekeepers.