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Practical Beekeeping for Beginners Workshops 2024

 We are taking applications for 2024 now.

Always wanted to keep honey bees?  Here is your opportunity to learn from a master beekeeper.  This series of six workshops is held at Honey Pie Farm in Prince Edward County.  Workshops take place one Sunday a month, from April until September.

Learn the basics, from building the beehive & harvesting honey to pest management and value added products.

Honey Pie’s Head Drone Gavin North has been keeping bees in the County for 24 years. Some of the topics we will discuss include:


  Workshop #1 Build your own hive – top to bottom. Site selection & preparation.
  Workshop #2 Tour of the hive. How to install your nucleus of bees.
  Workshop #3 Catching & preventing swarms. Prepare for the honey flow.
  Workshop #4 Harvest your honey: uncapping and extracting.
  Workshop #5 Maintaining bee health: pests & diseases of the hive.
  Workshop #6 Winter preparations; mead making; about beeswax.


Complete course - All workshops - $700.00
Deadline for full course payment is April 1, 2024.
Pay as you go price per workshop - $125.00  
Additional family member - $400.00

Check out the application form for dates, price breakdown etc. HERE.

All the workshops will take place outside.