Bees in your yard? Want some private hands-on education?

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A.B.C is pleased to be able to offer affordable and accessible mentorship opportunities to Calgarians every month throughout the summer. With fun Field Day activities, you are able to meet at greet other beekeeping enthusiasts and get your hands in to a beehive! Below is a listing of how You Can Get Bees in Your Yard and some 1-on-1 mentorship with Eliese Watson, founder of A.B.C!

Option 1:You own the bees, we’re here to help!

In this scenario, you have your own colonies of bees (through The Community Hive or other means) and Eliese becomes your Private Mentor.

– Scheduled monthly inspections from April-September  (6×2 hour visits).

– Support in manipulations of your bees:  re-queening, supering, honey harvesting, disease identification, winterization.

 – Free access to Summer Field Days for you and 2 guests.

Cost: $450.00

*email Eliese Watson (eliese @ backyardbees.ca) to schedule a phone meeting and to book the summer dates.

Option 2: A.B.C owns the bees, places them in your yard, and we mentor you!

In this relationship, A.B.C owns the 1-2 colonies of bees placed in your yard, mentors you on the skills in beekeeping.

– You receive 25% of the honey surplus by the hives in your yard.

– A.B.C provides protective equipment and smoker for you to use during inspections .

– We bring all of the equipment necessary for manipulations and management of the hives.

– Scheduled monthly teaching-inspections from May-October(6×2 hour visits).

 – Free access to Summer Field Days for you and 2 guests.

Cost: $1000.00

*email Eliese Watson (eliese @ backyardbees.ca) to schedule a phone call or personal meeting to set this up. We are only taking 3 mentorship relationships of this kind for 2013.

Option 3: A.B.C uses your yard for beekeeping, and there is no mentorship involved, you just get bees!

In this relationship, A.B.C keeps their honeybees in your yard, manages the hives responsibly, and does not require to offer educational mentorship to members of the household.

– Help protect the honeybee and support urban beekeeping.

– You receive 25% of the honey surplus by the hives in your yard.

– A.B.C is responsible to the total care of the colonies

– You receive free access to Summer Field Days for you and 2 guests

Fill out this application form.

Cost: FREE

 CONDITIONS

Because of the busy summer season and the high demand for this management method, please fill out the following form. Not all locations will be selected, but you will be notified to the outcome of the selection. These locations are selected based on the location of the yard. We have a lot of bees throughout the city, and a scheduled routine of inspection is necessary to ensure the health and proper maintenance of the colonies, therefore, not all yards are in the right locations. You will be contacted by April 20th, 2013.

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