Other Classes

Native bee on the rose
Native bee on the rose
Bees and Flowers – May 20th, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm ZOOM 

Do you know that in North America there is four thousands species of native bees and in Ontario we have over 420 of them? This class is about relationship between bees and flowers. Also you will be learning how you can help them during the growing season by creating a bee-friendly garden.

Cost: $20 per person




Splits, nucs, and swarm boxes – at our educational apiary

For Advanced Beekeepers only  – please contact us if interested. You MUST have a minimum of 1 year of beekeeping experience to take this course.

May 30th CANCELLED due to Corona virus outbreak.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
At our educational apiary
The Living Centre,  5871 Bells Rd, London
Space is limited.

This workshop is a  combination of an open beehive demonstrations of doing splits.  Also we will discuss various methods of splitting a beehive and benefits of making nucs and using swarm boxes.
Length: 4 hours.
Price $80
A good knowledge of beekeeping and terminology is expected from participants. You need to have at least one season of beekeeping experience prior to attending.

Please bring your own veil, a bee jacket, or a bee suit. Water bottles are recommended. A notebook and pencil could be handy.

Supersedure queen cell
Supersedure queen cells

Making nucs Hands-on at our educational apiary – CANCELLED due to Corona virus outbreak.

For Advanced Beekeepers only – please contact us if interested. You MUST have a minimum of 2 years of beekeeping experience to take this course.

You are going to make a nucleus colony (nuc), together with a teacher.  You will have a hands-on experience using colonies from our hives.  Recognizing age of brood. Selecting brood frames and resources for a new nucleus colony and moving them to the new hive. Pros and cons of a few frame box and the regular hive box as a home for the nucleus colony.
Length: 4 hours.
Price $80

Please bring your own veil, a bee jacket, or a bee suit. We will be working without gloves. Please, do not bring your own hive tool. Water bottles are recommended.

Please register early as the space is going to be limited!

A bee trap
An empty swarm box waiting to be discovered
Swarm box with with new occupants
A swarm box with with new occupants