Workshops and Training

winter wrap up 2021

Winter Wrap Up and Mite Control

A final look through to make sure your bees will bee healthy and heavy before winter!

This final workshop will be a walk through of how we prep our hives for winter. Feeding, wrapping, varroa mite treatments and getting healthy winter bees.

As always we will answer all your questions!

Sat, 25 September 2021

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

Old Orchard Farm

12386 1 Line Nassagaweya
Milton, Ontario

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Past Workshops

Varroa mite and how to keep your honeybees alive!

Sat, Aug 28, 10:00 AM
Old orchard farm • Milton, ON
Starts at CA$75.00

Varroa Mite Workshop Image - bees on the top of a frame

Varroa mites and how to control them!

This workshop will be all about how YOU can monitor the health of your bees and manage the reproduction of varroa mite in your hives 🙂 so come out, and let’s play with bees!

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Tri-City Bee Rescue You’ve bought your bees…now what!?!

Sat, 15 May 2021
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Location: Old Orchard Farm
12386 1 Line Nassagaweya
Milton, ON

The focus in this workshop will be:

  • Spring maintenance
  • Varroa mites and how to get a head start on managing them!
  • Swarm prevention and splitting hive
  • Installing your nuc and what it should look like
  • Feeding your nuc or best practices in that regard
  • Hive components and frame layout for a successful start

And as always, answering your questions as we go!

This is an open hive workshop! It requires that you bring protective clothing and proper footwear.

bee stagesBasic Beekeeping

Sun, 16 May 2021
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

8682 Sideroad 12 & 13
Glen Huron, ON
L0M 1L0

We are pleased to partner with Wild Carrot Farm and offer a basic beekeeping workshop! So suit up and join us.

We have been mentoring Wendy for the past few years on her family’s farm/homestead. Please join us for a few hours of in-hive inspections as we talk and dive into the world of the honeybee.

marked queenWomen’s Only Beekeeping Workshop

Sat, 29 May 2021
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

702216 Side Road 5
Desboro, ON
N0H 1K0

A workshop led by women for women.

This workshop will be led by Carmenie Stemmler in her home yard. She is a seasoned beekeeper and has been keeping bees on a commercial level for 15+years. During the workshop we will crack into hives, tour a commercial honey house and much more!

Bee hive top down view

Virtual Intro to Beekeeping

This workshop will take you through the basics of beekeeping. You will find out 2hat you will need, where to get it, and how to start.

Winter Wrap Up

This workshop will take you through winter prep for your hive and how to check the overall health and necessary weight of your hives. It will be an in hive workshop with open discussion while we work together to wrap hives and check bee health. Please wear protective clothing and dress for the weather.

Managing Varroa/Hive Health

We will do some in hive inspections. We will go through treatments for varroa and see what is and isn’t effective. Lots to do and learn at this workshop! Bring your questions and bring your protective gear. Veils are mandatory. Protect your face and neck.

Beginners Workshop #1

The first of three workshops. We will be hands-on in the hive. You need to bring minimum protective clothing(a veil) to bee safe. Bring water as well. It will be a demo of what a split is and how to install your nuc (leus) hive. We will answer as many questions as you can think of 🙂 we really enjoyed our workshop series last year, and we hope you will enjoy this year.

In Hive 2 -Beginner Beekeeping

In hive workshop number 2! We will be discussing and applying various mite control methods, analyzing hive health, queen excluders and when to put another super on the hive.

In Hive 1 – Beginner Beekeeping

Join us for our first in hive workshop. This workshop requires protective gear. We will be going over the inner workings of the hive. Help you find the queen, discuss disease control, mite control and how to keep your bees alive and producing honey! As always, we leave room for all your questions! Learn beekeeping this year!

You can see all the details for past events on Eventbrite. Locations vary but will generally be in the Guelph, Ontario area.

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