2013 Beekeeping Workshops

Ontario Beekeepers’ Association Technology-Transfer Program

Note: please check with Ontario Beekeepers Association for schedule revisions.

Orchard Park Office Centre, Suite 185,
5420 Highway 6 North,
Guelph, Ontario, Canada,

N1H 6J2
519-836-3609
ttp@ontariobee.com

2013 WORKSHOPS:
Introductory Beekeeping, Beekeeping & IPM and Introductory Queen Rearing

Lunch: Provided with registration fee. Coffee and snacks also included.
Time: 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: OBA members: $110.62 plus 13% HST. (Total = $125.00 per person per workshop)
Non-members: $128.32 plus 13% HST. (Total = $145.00 per person per workshop)
There is a $10 discount for anyone who already owns the Ontario Beekeeping Manual.
N.B. Each workshop is limited to 24 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

"INTRODUCTORY BEEKEEPING"

This beekeeping workshop consists of classroom sessions and hands-on lessons in the bee yard. Participants of all experience levels are welcome. Topics include basic honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment, working in the bee colony, seasonal beekeeper responsibilities, harvesting and extracting honey and preparing bee colonies for winter. Each participant will receive a copy of the Ontario Beekeeping Manual.

"BEEKEEPING AND IPM (INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT)"

This intermediate beekeeping workshop consists of classroom sessions and hands-on lessons in the bee yard. Participants should have taken an Introductory Beekeeping workshop or course and/or have at least one season of beekeeping experience prior to attending. Topics include pest and disease biology and identification, monitoring for pests and diseases, record keeping, treatments and integrated pest management. Each participant will receive a copy of the Ontario Beekeeping Manual.

"INTRODUCTORY QUEEN REARING"

This queen rearing workshop consists of classroom sessions and demonstrations with hands-on lessons in the bee yard. Participants are required to have prior beekeeping knowledge and experience in maintaining colonies. Topics include queen biology, methods of rearing queens, preparing a cell builder colony, grafting techniques and care of cells and queens. Each participant will receive a copy of the Ontario Queen Rearing Manual.
 Participants will need protective gear (hat, veil) and closed toed footwear. Long sleeved, light colored and light material clothing is suggested. Full bee suits tend to be very warm. Refillable water bottles are recommended. A notebook and pencil can be handy. Cameras are welcomed.

Introductory Beekeeping

Beekeeping and IPM

Introductory Queen Rearing

May 11 – Sandringham, ON

May 12 – Sandringham, ON

June 9 – Burgessville, ON

May 25 – Guelph, ON

May 26 – Guelph, ON

June 1 – Ancaster, ON

June 2 – Ancaster, ON

June 8 – Burgessville, ON

June 23 – Huntsville, ON

June 15 – Cobourg, ON

June 22 – Huntsville, ON