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 which is optional.
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 about a week before your class.