This course covers the practical, municipal, and provincial requirements for successfully managing honeybee colonies.
Join a local beekeeper in reviewing the necessary steps to keep honeybees; from choosing a site and finding equipment to applying for a license and acquiring bees, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to set up a honeybee colony successfully.
This course is a part of the Nature Centre Beekeeping Curriculum and counts towards certification as an Urban Beekeeper.
This course is a part of the John Janzen Nature Centre‘s Beekeeping Curriculum. Beekeeping 2: Getting Started in Beekeeping can be taken individually or applied towards the Beekeeping Certification Course.
Format: 3 hours. Classroom lecture with visuals and artifacts, possible demonstrations weather permitting.
Prerequisite: One of the following:
- Beekeeping 1: All About Honeybees
- Two-Day Beekeeping Certificate Course
- Equivalent beginning beekeeping course from another provider
Beekeeping 2: Getting Started With Honeybees
- Historical Beekeeping; Trees, Logs, and Skep Hives
- Top Bar/Warre Hives
- Top Bar/Horizontal Hives
- Flow Hives
- Langstroth Hives
- Beecentric Hives
- Protective Tools and Equipment
- Management Tools
- Extraction Tools
- Choosing A Location
- City of Edmonton Guidelines (Urban Beekeeping)
- Provincial Beekeeping Guidelines
- Considerations for Bees
- Sourcing Honeybees
- Honeybee Packages
- Nucleus (Nuc) Hives