Intro to Beekeeping

Thinking about getting your own bees? Just curious about beekeeping? This is the course for you!

We will discuss the role of workers, drones and queen bees in the honey bee colony.
The equipment required to keep bees, including the costs involved in starting your own hive and the commonly used types of beehives.
The Ontario Bees Act, which sets the rules for beekeeping in Ontario, including registering your bees, the Apiary Inspection program.
The responsibilities of a beekeeper over the course of a season and the yearly cycle of a honeybee colony.
The differences between urban and rural beekeeping.

This class takes place at the Cotton Factory; 270 Sherman Ave North, in Hamilton, and is a classroom-based course. There will also be a short tour of the rooftop bees, weather dependent.

Thanks to students at Mohawk College through the “Bee The One” program we can offer a select number of FREE class passes to anyone who has financial barriers. Please email to request a free class.

1:00 - 4:00 pm; ($50.85 with tax) Another class - April 19, 2020

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