Beekeeping workshop has Chilliwack buzzing

October 7, 2018 by  

The art of beekeeping has been practiced for centuries, and a workshop will help budding Chilliwack apiarists learn tips and the tools of the trade.

The brief course, which is set to run over the space of one afternoon, will offer an introduction to beekeeping. The information shared will cover the practice right from where to obtain bees to hive management, and each student will receive their own ‘Beekeeping Basics Handbook’ so that they can continue to learn on their own even after the workshop is over.

The instruction provided will begin with a review of bee physiology and their life cycle, and after this, there will be a discussion of which factors to consider when deciding whether or not to install a hive on a particular piece of property. The students will learn about equipment that can make the practice of raising bees easier, and bee care, including pest and disease management, will also be included in the learning.

This introduction to apiary practices will run for four hours, and tea, coffee, and light refreshments will be served. The registration fee is $50 each, and this includes the workbook. An area printer can use graphic design techniques to craft learning materials such as this.

This opportunity for those who are interested in becoming a beekeeper to hit the ground running will be offered on November 10. The location will be released to ticket holders at a later date.