Getting Started in Beekeeping covers the municipal, and provincial requirements for managing honeybees, site selection, equipment choices, and bee sources.
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 the second (of four) part of a City of Edmonton Approved Beekeeping Certificate. Beekeeping 2: Getting Started in Beekeeping can be taken individually or applied towards the Beekeeping Certification Course.
Format: 3 hours. Classroom presentation with visuals and artifacts.
Suggested Prerequisite: Beekeeping 1: All About Honeybees or Metro Beekeeping 1
Time: 1 – 4 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Requirements: Computer, tablet or phone with microphone (camera is optional)
Getting Started in Beekeeping Course Outline
- 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