Courses and Seminars

Want to Learn to Keep Bees ?

This year we're offering our popular Basic Beekeeping course and our Winter Management & Field Day course.

We'll also be hosting a free seminar for mason beekeeping, and a fascinating seminar on honeybees, but without the technical beekeeping details!

Check out the course details below.  Pre-registration is necessary for all courses. Payment, if applicable, is due upon registration.

 

Beekeeping Courses

Course Details Upcoming Sessions

Basic Beekeeping Course

How to keep bees and make honey!

This course will give you the knowledge to begin keeping bees. It is suitable for anyone interested beginning beekeeping, whether it's 2 hives in your own back yard, or a 50 hive semi commercial beekeeping operation. The three day course is classroom based, and covers all the biology and management activities you can expect to encounter in a basic beekeeping operation.

Graduates of the course can attend the Winter Management & Field Day course for free. This one day course in the summer will give a hands on review of what was learned in the classroom, and refresh students on the steps to take in the Fall for a successful Winter!

Time:  Friday -Sun,  9:00 am - 6:00 pm  (See sessions for starting dates)

Cost:  $249 per person  ($199 for second family member)



Basic Beekeeping Course - Vancouver Edition

How to keep bees and make honey - in the City!

Due to popular demand, Honeybee Centre is pleased to offer this intensive beekeeping course in VancouverThis course will give you the knowledge to begin keeping bees. It is designed for anyone interested in beginning beekeeping, and is specifically geared towards hobby beekeepers keeping bees "in the city". The course is a combination of classroom and field instruction, and covers all the biology and management activities you can expect to encounter in a basic beekeeping operation. 

Graduates of the course can attend the Winter Management course for free. This one day course in the summer will give a hands on review of what was learned in the classroom, and refresh students on the steps to take in the Fall for a successful Winter!

Price includes the text book "The Backyard Beekeeper". Course registration fee is refundable 30 days prior to course.

                      

Cost:  $249 per person  ($199 for second family member)


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Basic Beekeeping Course - Fall Edition

How to keep bees and make honey!

This course will give you the knowledge to begin keeping bees. It is suitable for anyone interested beginning beekeeping, whether it's 2 hives in your own back yard, or a 50 hive semi commercial beekeeping operation. The three day course is classroom based, and covers all the biology and management activities you can expect to encounter in a basic beekeeping operation.

This fall session of basic beekeeping will ready beekeepers for the spring season.  There will be a focus on preparing and buying equipment and livestock in the spring.

Graduates of the course can attend the Winter Management & Field Day course for free. This one day course in the summer will give a hands on review of what was learned in the classroom, and refresh students on the steps to take in the Fall for a successful Winter!

Time:  Sat - Sun,  9:00 am - 3:00 pm  (See sessions for starting dates)

Cost:  $199 per person  ($149 for second family member)


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Revive the Hive (2 hr)

During this two-hour session, participants will learn how to assess an overwintered colony, what to do with dead-outs, and how to care for the survivors. This spring check-up includes cleaning, feeding, medicating, swarm prevention, and preparing for the summer honey flow.

Time:  12:00 pm -  2:00 pm  (See sessions for starting dates)

Cost:  $19 per person  ($12 for second family member)

             Free to 2013 - 2015 graduates of our Basic Beekeeping course

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Bee Disease Free (2 hr)

During this two hour session, participants will learn how to assess their hives for disease and for pests. This summer lesson includes hive maintenance during the honey flow, removing honey from the hive, honey extracting and storage, checking for disease and for pests, when to treat, and how to prepare the colonies for the fall wind down.

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  (See sessions for starting dates)

Cost: $19 per person ($12 for second family member)

            Free to 2013 - 2015 graduates of our Basic Beekeeping course

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No Freeze Bees (2 hr)

During this two-hour session, participants will learn how to prepare the colony for winter survival. This fall lesson includes what to do immediately after the last honey pull, disease and pest treatments, supplemental feeding, winter wraps, and winter maintenance tasks.

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  (See sessions for starting dates)

Cost: $19 per person ($12 for second family member)

            Free to 2013 - 2015 graduates of our Basic Beekeeping course
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Seminars

Course Details Upcoming Sessions

Beeswax Lip Balm and Salve Making

Making lip balm and salve using beeswax couldn't be easier! Learn from an expert on how to mix up a batch of your own and take home samples of both products made in class!

By making your own cosmetics, you can control the ingredients, the quality and the cost. Whip up a batch for friends, make some for your wedding or baby shower, or become the next Burt's Bees! With a little information and guidance from our instructor, you'll be creating your own natural balms and salves in no time.

Grab a friend and join us for this fun DIY class!

Time:  (See sessions for dates and times)

Cost:  $19 per person 


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Mason Bee Free Seminar

Mason bees are excellent back yard, early season pollinators. They're also very easy to maintain with the proper knowledge and information. Join us for this free seminar at Honeybee Centre.   Learn about the lifecycle of the mason bee, how to clean and care for cocoons, how to set up your nest and much more. All supplies will be available for purchase after the course to start your very own hive of mason bees.

Time:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm  (See sessions for dates)

Cost:  Free

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For More Information or to Register

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