Join us (20 people max) for a buzz-worthy adventure at our in-person Beekeeping Field Day. Discover the fascinating world of varroa mites, brood interruption techniques, and the application of oxalic acid by trickling to kill +90% of your varroa mites, mid-season, without decreasing your productivity, or using synthetic pesticides. Changing your Integrated Pest Management plans so you aren’t just managing varroa in the early-Spring and late-Fall, is a key step to hive health and self-sufficient apiary management. This Beekeeping Field Day a must-attend event for beekeepers of all levels.
DATE: June 8, 2024
TIME: 10am – 5pm
LOCATION: Highfield Regenerative Farm, Calgary
1920 Highfield Cres, SE. Calgary, AB
DETAILS: Bring your own protective equipment, lunch and water. Pack a lunch, and prepare for a post-field day drink at Village Brewery. Your ticket includes a drink at Village Brewery that you enjoy while we do in the-class portion of the content.
At our Beekeeping Field Day, Eliese will guide you through various brood interruption methods, including queen caging with oxalic acid treatment, total brood removal, and the trapping comb technique. Discover the efficacy of each method, its impact on colony development, and the associated workload.
You’ll learn about the impressive results achievable with the right application of brood interruption methods. Imagine removing up to +90% of mites from your colony through queen caging with oxalic acid solution during the artificially created broodless period.
Join us for this exhilarating day of hands-on learning, where you’ll gain practical skills and knowledge to achieve efficient Varroa control. This Beekeeping Field Day a must-attend event for beekeepers of all levels.
Here’s the schedule:
10am-12:00pm: Lecture and Q&A at Village Brewery Meeting Space
Delve into honey bee life cycles, varroa life cycles, and queen behaviour in a concise review. Learn about studies on oxalic acid and brood-less cycles in year-round 4-season management. Discover methods for applying these techniques without negatively affecting colony growth, virgin queen production, or hive health.
12am-1:30pm: Lunchtime Social at Village Brewery
Head to Village Brewery (short walk from Highfield Farm) for a social gathering. Enjoy one complimentary drink and bring your own lunch or order one.
2pm-5pm: Beekeeping Field Day Split into groups to observe and manage colonies representing Day 1, Day 14, and Day 22 of brood-less management protocols studied in Italy. Feel free to wear your preferred protective gear.