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Practical Beekeeping for Beginners Workshops 2023

The workshops have been cancelled for 2022.  We are taking applications for 2023 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 22 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.

Prices

Complete course - All workshops - $700.00
Deadline for full course payment is April 17, 2023.
Pay as you go price per workshop - $125.00  
*Early Bird Price* All workshops if paid by March 1st - $600.00 
Additional family member - $400.00
 

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

A note about COVID protocols

All the workshops will take place outside.
We will be adapting to local health recommendations throughout the season. 



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