Our beginner beekeeping course is unique in that we have the 1 day theory portion and then there is the hands-on portion which follows (optional mentoring).
The course runs from 8:30am to 2:30-3pm (Depends on Student size and questions at the end of the course). The cost of the course is $140/person attending. We will be holding it at the Pirates Rugby club in the Edmonton surrounding area. If there are restrictions due to COVID we will be using the Zoom platform. We will send all the refrence material before the course starts. A lot of the material which is covered in the course is proprietary material that you won't find in other manuals. We did multiple courses on the Zoom Platform last year and it worked good. As a side note we have been teaching the course for the past 7 years. This is a great course for the just starting out beekeeper or the beekeeper that wants a refresher.
The course is instructed by Craig Toth and Malcolm Connell, 2 experienced beekeepers with a combined experience of over 40 years in both Urban and commercial beekeeping.
Topics include: Bee regulations and bee guidelines in Edmonton and surroundings, equipment and tools, seasonal management, honey harvesting and processing, disease identification and treatment options and much more. Certificates to allow for bees to be kept in the City of Edmonton, City of St Albert...Will be provided.
Graduates of the course can attend the free optional mentoring sessions which there is theory and the hands on portion of the course on most weeks starting Mid April to the second week in September.
We will be overviewing everything we learned on the 1 day course plus we will be introducing many intermediate and advanced topics as we work throughout the season. Be prepared to learn lots, have fun and get a bit dirty. We normally average 64+ mentoring hours on 3 separate days each week. We recommend only 1 day per week due to the amount of students that we train. All is weather dependant.
By signing up for the beginers beekeeping course you will automatically be registered. To attending the mentoring sessions you have to take the above beekeepers course and then you can contact Malcolm at firstname.lastname@example.org or Craig at email@example.com (780-460-7773) to register for the weekly mentoring sessions.
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