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Intro to Beekeeping (classroom)

Intro to Beekeeping (classroom)

Humble Bee Inc.

Regular price $45.00 Sale

Thinking about getting your own bees? Just curious about beekeeping? This is the course for you!

  • We will discuss the role of workers, drones and queen bees in the honey bee colony
  • The equipment required to keep bees, including the costs involved in starting your own hive and the commonly used types of beehives
  • The Ontario Bees Act, which sets the rules for beekeeping in Ontario, including registering your bees, the Apiary Inspection program
  • The responsibilities of a beekeeper over the course of a season and the yearly cycle of a honeybee colony
  • The differences between urban and rural beekeeping

There will be a short visit to the rooftop bees (weather dependent). 

This class takes place at the Cotton Factory; 270 Sherman Ave North, in Hamilton, and is a classroom-based course. We email detailed instructions for parking and how to find the classroom a few days before your class. 

 Multiple dates available October-April. 

Lessons are subject to HST ($50.85 with tax)

Thanks to students at Mohawk College through the "Bee The One" program we can offer a select number of FREE class passes to anyone who has financial barriers. Please email buzz@humblebee.buzz to request a free class.