For those who attended the Urban Beekeeping 101 Course on Sunday May 27, we welcome you to provide feedback on the proceedings & your overall experience!
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Below please find directions to the Centennial Center and the apiary for the Sunday May 27 Beekeeping 101 course. The red "X" marks the proposed parking area, the green "X" the apiary, the green arrow --> marks the apiary gate, and the red line shows the way to the Centennial Center.
The MAA and the Honey Bee Research Foundation are offering a one day beekeeping course that will take place on Sunday May 27, at the Macdonald Campus of McGill University. For the tentative schedule please see our calendar entry under the "Events & Activities" tab.
The price for the course is only $85 and the proceeds will go towards important honey bee research and for funding the MAA activities. Cash (preferred), or personal checks will be accepted at the door on the course day.
The theory part of the course will take place in the Centennial Center building room CC1-162, and the practical part on the nearby MAA Apiary. Parking for the day will be free and the map of the campus with the exact location of room CC1-162 and the suggested parking area will be posted closer to the event. Participants are advised to bring their own lunch.
**Please note: The course date has changed from Saturday, May 26 to Sunday, May 27.
There will be a gathering at the MAA Apiary on Saturday May 5 at 1:00 pm. The apprentices are still expected to show up on Saturday at noon on that day.
Besides apprentice training, the group will do a checkup of the bees and equalize the strength of the colonies to give the 2-3 weak to medium colonies a boost, while slowing down a bit the remaining strong colonies. We have started feeding the bees, just to stimulate the queen to continue laying eggs (a bit of a problem with the Russian bees, as their queens tend to decrease, and even stop the egg laying with cold weather and with absence of food intake, and that is not what we need at this moment). On Saturday they will need to be fed again.
We'll also try to melt some of the old comb, perhaps clean up the rooms that we want to occupy and start moving some of the equipment from the shed.
Everyone is welcome to attend and help out with the work at the apiary!