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Propolis etc. – Intro to Beekeeping – Session One 9:00 am
Propolis etc. – Intro to Beekeeping – Session Two 9:00 am
Get ready to help support one of Ontario’s most threatened ecosystems; tallgrass fields! Home to many native species and a wealth of biodiversity, tallgrass is nevertheless constantly threatened by construction and is all too often forgotten in the push for preserving other ecosystems. As a result, Downsview Park has secured five acres of space to dedicate exclusively to tall grass prairies and they’re looking forward to planting it this spring!
In addition to this planting, Downsview Park is hoping to have other information and activities available to guests when they come to this year’s Prairie Party. That includes the presence of the TBC; we’ll have an information booth near our hives at Downsview Park for people to come, ask questions, and learn how bees are an important element of the tallgrass ecosystem!
More information to be announced as the event date draws closer.
Downsview Park’s Prairie Party is an event organized by the Downsview Park Tallgrass Project, which focuses primarily on the unique ecosystem of tallgrass fields. An increasingly threatened ecosystem, the Tallgrass Project aims to preserve this ecosystem, promote biodiversity, and educate people about native species that you can find in this declining space. For more information on the Tallgrass Project, please feel free to visit Downsview Park’s Tallgrass Project page.
Nothing is sweeter than your own honey harvest!
Join us in the spring of 2017 & learn how to keep bees.
Propolis-etc… is pleased to offer introductory workshops for aspiring beekeepers in the spring of 2017. The courses are geared towards new beekeepers who anticipate buying a hive in the spring, or soon after, as well as beekeepers with a bit of experience who are looking for additional guidance and support.
The workshop consists of both classroom time and a hands-on visit to a local apiary. Topics covered include:
- Basic honeybee biology – bee lifecycle and roles
- Placement of beehives, including forage/flower and plant recommendations
- Beekeeping equipment & regulations
- Working with a hive – inspections, management practices, seasonal responsibilities
- Brief overview products of the hive how the bees use them
- Harvesting and extracting honey
- Preparing colonies for winter
- Overview of pest & disease management
- Next steps as a beekeeper
Each participant will receive a copy of the Ontario Beekeeping Manual. During the visit to the bee yard, basic protective clothing and tools will be provided. Participants should come prepared by wearing closed-toed footwear and long sleeved, light colored clothing. Purchasing a full bee suit is an option but is not necessary for this basic hive inspection/demonstration.
COST & REGISTRATION:
The cost of the workshop is $350. Each workshop is limited to 15 participants, on a first come, first serve basis. Registration requires a non-refundable deposit of $50. The balance of the course payment ($300) is due no later than two weeks prior to the course date.
To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes your name, daytime phone number and the session for which you wish to register. Someone will contact you within 1-2 business days to confirm your registration and arrange for payment of the deposit.
Cancellation Policy: Should it become necessary to cancel your registration, a request must be received in writing via email to email@example.com. Cancellation requests will be accepted for a refund (minus the $50 deposit) up five (5) business days prior to the course date. All refunds will be made using the original form of payment.
Propolis-etc… reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment. If this is necessary, participants will be fully refunded or offered a spot in an alternate course.
154 Norfinch Dr.
Toronto, Ontario near Finch Ave. West and Highway 400
Saturday May 6, 2017 from 9AM to 5PM and Sunday May 7, 2017 from 9AM to 5PM.
Saturday May 20, 2017 from 9AM to 5PM and Sunday May 21, 2017 from 9AM to 5PM.
Saturday June 17, 2017 from 9AM to 5PM and Sunday June 18, 2017 from 9AM to 5PM.
270 Sherman Ave. N. Hamilton
May 27 & 28 and June 10 & 11
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