Our workshop Backyard Beekeeping Essentials which we were planning on holding this weekend has been cancelled due to the forecasted rain!
The workshop will be rescheduled for saturday June 8.
This also means that there is still time to register! Registration is possible online here: https://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/programs/cpd/workshops/beekeeping and check our Courses tab for more information about the workshop here: http://www.maa-mac.com/courses.html.
Below please find directions to the Centennial Center and the apiary for the Sunday May 26 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.
This all day workshop will occur on May 26.
In the morning this course will go through all the basics of what type of gear is required to start beekeeping, and what it is used for!
In the afternoon small stations will be set up where more hands on information will be provided. These stations will cover more specific but highly relevant subjects to beekeeping. Although the list of stations has not been finalized they will include topics like: Varroa management, Gardening for pollinators, Hive anatomy (find the Queen?), Honey bee pests & diseases, Wild bees, etc...
Registration this year will be completely online:
Be sure to register soon as spots have filled up quickly in the past.
As the summer unfolds, specific workshops for time sensitive activities will also be provided. These will include courses like swarm prevention, honey extraction, and winterizing.
If you are extremely keen and can't wait to explore these topics with us there are always these great web resources to check out:
Unfortunately the rain in the forecast will mean we have to reschedule the workparty untill next weekend.
We will let everyone know if it is going to happen on saturday or sunday!
From 2 - 5 pm saturday may 11 we are welcoming community members to come help us work on organizing and cleaning gear to get the hives ready for the summer.
This is a good experience to learn about de-winterizing and preparing a hive for the summer months and ultimately all that comes with it including swarms, and of course honey.
After 5 we can hang out with new and old friends and hopefully share some food in the warm summer weather.
No prior experience required.