Other Classes

Honey harvest and Winter Preparation for backyard beekeeping.  Indoors, Aug 15th, details coming soon. NEW
Splits, nucs, and swarm boxes – at our educational apiary

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

May 30th
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.  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 two seasons 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

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.  Participants will have hands-on experience using colonies from our hives. Identifying eggs, brood.  Recognizing age of brood. Selecting brood frames and resources to make nucs.
Length: 4 hours.
Price $80

Please bring your own veil, a bee jacket, or a bee suit. No 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