Workshops - Beekeeper Education

Next Workshop:

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 from 2:00pm-4:00pm

Intro To Beekeeping Workshop

Join us at BLB Honey & Beekeeping Supplies for an introductory workshop for beginner beekeepers. Topics will include Basic Honeybee Anatomy, Beekeeper Safety Considerations, Colony Organization, Pollination & Planting for Honeybees,  Hives & Equipment, and Harvesting Honey & Beeswax.

*Complimentary Beekeeping Tool Included

Location: BLB Honey Apiary at 102 Metcalfe Ave., Dresden, ON, N0P1M0

Price: $25.00 per person

***Children are WELCOME and FREE of charge!!!  Please note: kids must be with parent/guardian and must provide their own protective clothing.

Call 519-683-4363 or email blbhoneyinfo@gmail.com to register today!

 

All 2018 Workshops are Located At:

BLB Honey & Beekeeping Supplies   

102 Metcalfe Ave. W, Dresden, ON, N0P 1M0          

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What you missed at our last workshop:

WINTERING YOUR HIVE

Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 2:00pm-4:00pm

Join us in the BLB Honey Bee Yard while we discuss and demonstrate how to prepare your hive for the winter.  We will be talking about recommended fall pest controls, available options/recommendations for hive insulation, and closing your hive for the last time until Spring.

 

AUGUST 19, 2017: How To Extract Your Honey

How To Extract Your Honey

AUGUST 19, 2017 @ 2:00-4:00pm

Join us at the honey factory where we will demonstrate how to extract your honey. We will be getting our hands dirty digging into honey extraction! Our discussion will include looking at various DIY methods, and using our hand crank extractor with hot knife. Learn the different ways to uncap your frames, and how to pull out that liquid gold!

Honey Extraction Workshop

Hive Inspection

Inspecting Your Hive

 

July 29, 2017 @ 12:00-1:30pm

*REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Join us at BLB Honey and learn how to inspect your hive, identify different cells in your brood, and check for hive weaknesses.

*Common pests and diseases of the honeybee, what signs to look for, prevention & treatment options.  Looking for varroa mites, wax moth, foul brood, insects & mammals (wasps/ants, mice).

*Identifying brood components: eggs, larvae, pupae, queen cells, drone cells, worker cells, pollen, honey, & nectar.

Hive Inspection - Workshop BLB Honey

 

Nuc pick-up day: Sunday, May 28, 2017

WE OPEN AT 6:00AM Sunday, May 28th

 You should have all treatments to outside surface complete, and remove 5 frames to leave ample space to drop your 4 frames of bees into the hive.  Put your finished hive outside ASAP so it can become one with Nature!

Hive Ready for Nuc

 BRINGING YOUR BEES HOME

SOME THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN YOU PICK UP YOUR BEES:

$$$- Pay Remaining balance on your NUC ($145 per nuc after the deposit of $50)

*THE biggest risk to your bees during transport is overheating. this occurs if they do not have enough ventilation and temperatures rise very quickly killing the entire nuc in less than 5 minutes.

*The IDEAL transport for your bees is the back of a pick up truck, although they can be restricted for car transport (at your own risk).  For car transport you will need maximum ventilation. You may want to consider a light sheet or netting for in-car.

* Bring your protective clothing, or arrive early to purchase it here at BLB Honey.

* It is best to pick up your bees when all the foragers are inside, ie. early morning when still cool, or 15 minutes before dark (dusk).

*We are NOT RESPONSIBLE for bees that get overheated after they leave our care.

*All bees sold are in need of larger living quarters right away.  
Nucs will need to be installed into waiting 10 frame equipment.
The bees we sell are strong and need the extra room right away.

*We recommend feeding nucs, if they are being installed on un-drawn foundation (ie. no honey comb built up)

 

 Workshop Date: SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017

Need to Know INFO


WORKSHOP
You will need: *Protective Clothing (Bee Veil/Coat/Suit etc.)
*Boots (Our recent work in the back yard could be muddy if weather doesn't cooperate!)
*Payment of $25.00 
Children are FREE and welcome with PARENT/GUARDIAN (***Must have their own protective gear)

WORKSHOP START TIME: 7:30am-9:30am
LOCATION: BLB Honey & Beekeeping Supplies
102 Metcalfe Ave., Dresden, ON, N0P 1M0
Price: $25.00/adult, kids are free (must have their own protective clothing)
519.683.4363

 

Workshop-Installing Your Nuc

Join us at BLB Honey while we install our nucs for 2017. Bring your bee veil and learn how to install your own nuc into a hive.  

-Learn how to transport, install, and care for your NUC.                                        -Demonstrations will include: examining frames, viewing brood, and locating the Queen.

*Complimentary Hive Tool Included

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