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Level 1 Beekeeping


Build or enhance your own backyard beekeeping operation! Whether you are a beginner or an established beekeeper, a hobbyist or a professional, living in an urban or a rural setting, gain the skills to raise and manage honey bees through an entire beekeeping season. Apply your knowledge of bee biology and health, pollen and nectar, hive placement, feeding plans, and strategies for colony management. With the knowledge gained in this course, you will be able to develop solutions to overcome a variety of common beekeeping challenges. 


Dates: October 1 - November 1, 2024

Costs: $475 + GST

Length of Program/Course: 30 hours

Delivery: Online

Application Deadline: The registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to each class start date.

Prerequisites: None

Credential: Students who successfully pass this course will receive a certificate from ABC Bees that meets Municipal Urban Beekeeping Guidelines. This course may also accepted as a requirement towards a beekeeping license application in many areas.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe and explain the biology of the honeybee.
  • Describe the requirements to get started in beekeeping.
  • Describe nectar, pollen plants, and feeding.
  • Describe the optimal location for apiary placement.
  • Describe seasonal management of beekeeping.
  • Explain strategies for management of honeybee health.

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