Training course in Chilliwack to teach the basics of successful beekeeping

October 26, 2016 by  

More people are developing an interest in beekeeping, both in rural and urban settings, and a workshop will be held in Chilliwack that will help those who are interested in becoming an amateur apiarist learn more about this activity.

Laura Cameron-Delisle, who has an expertise, training and practical experience in beekeeping, will be facilitating the seminar. Participants will learn more about the life cycle of these insects as well as hive management, what sorts of equipment are needed to care for bees, and where people can obtain the hives and insects.

In addition to the basics of apiculture, attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the different products bees produce, applicable bylaws related to having a hive on their property, pest and disease management, how to prevent swarming, and supplementary feeding of the colony. Comb binding can be utilized to create bound copies of instructional materials that can be distributed to those who participate in a training session such as this.

The workshop will be held on November 6, from 12:30 pm until 4:00 pm in Chilliwack. The number of participants is limited to 10, and those who register will receive an email that gives further details, including where the course will take place. The cost to sign up has been set at $45 each.