Wanting to get in to beekeeping? Don’t know where to start? Well, take a beekeeping course with A.B.C! Here is the annual beekeeping schedule for the Level One Courses, Apprenticeship Courses, Honeybee Purchases, Field Days, Mentorship Days, and other events! There will be more to come along as we complete scheduling including: Sustainability for Breakfast Hosting, Breakfast TV host, and Festival and Market Participation!

October 2013

October 26-27th- Level One Beekeeping Course

 

November 2013

November 2nd- Harvest Fest: Edmonton Permaculture

November 4-5th- Alberta Beekeepers Commission AGM

November 16th- Wax Rendering Workshop

November 26-27th- Level One Beekeeping Course

 

January 2014

January 23rd- Community Hive Collaborative Purchase Meeting @ 7pm Location TBA

January 25-26th- Level One Beekeeping Course- RED DEER

January 27th-31st- BCA/CHC/CAPA Integrated Pest Management Workshop

 

February 2014

February 1- Community Hive Collaborative Purchase of Honeybees Exam Online

February 22-23- Level One Beekeeping Course

February 28th- Community Hive Applications for Bees Closed

 

March 2014

March 5th- Group 1- Day 1 of Apprenticeship Program

March 6th- Group 2- Day 1 of Apprenticeship Program

March 8-9th- Level One Beekeeping Course

March 14th- Community Hive Collaborative Purchase of Honeybees- applicants notified

March 15th- Seedy Saturday Calgary

March 16th- Seedy Sunday Edmonton

March 28th- Community Hive Collaborative Purchase of Honeybees Paid

 

April 2014

April 5-6th- Level One Beekeeping Course

April 21st- Earth Day

April 30th- A.B.C Hive Inspections

 

May 2014

May 2nd- Beginning of the Mentorship Programming

May 3rd- First Field Day for the 2014 Apprenticeship’s

May 4th- MAY: Lunch and Learn #1- Spring Inspections

May 12th- 2013 Bees4Communities Participants Honeybee Report Cards Published

May 20th- A.B.C’s Queen Rearing Preparations

May 25th- Delivery of Community Hive Collaborative Purchase of Honeybees

May 29th- National Day of the Honeybee

 

June 2014

June 4th- Beginning of Queen Rearing

June 8th- JUNE: Lunch and Learn #2- New Bees

June 9th- Bees4Communities Participants Honeybee Report Cards Published

June 10th- Home2Hive Bicycle Tours Begin

June 24th- Home2Hive Bicycle Tours

 

July 2014

July 7th- Bees4Communities Participants Honeybee Report Cards Published

July 13th- Lunch and Learn #3- Supering and Honeyflow

July 15th- Home2Hive Bicycle Tours

July 20th- Beginning of Apprentice’s Vacation

July 22nd- Home2Hive Bicycle Tours

 

August 2014

August 8th- Apprentice’s Come Back from Vacation

August 10th- Lunch and Learn #4- Varroa Mite Checks

August 11th- Bees4Communities Participants Honeybee Report Cards Published

August 12th- Home2Hive Bicycle Tours

August 26th- Home2Hive Bicycle Tours

 

September 2014

September 6th- Winterization Workshop

September 8th- Bees4Communities Participants Honeybee Report Cards Published

September 27th- Apprentice’s Year End Party

 

October 2014

October 3rd- End of Mentorship Season

October 6th- FINAL 2014 Bees4Communities Participants Honeybee Report Cards Published

 

We hope to see you at these events!

Eliese Watson

www.backyardbees.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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