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Urban Beekeeping Series: Intro to Bees and Hive Equipment

Monday, March 26, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Urban Beekeeping Series: Intro to Bees and Hive Equipment

Monday March 26

7 to 9 p.m. RBG Centre

RBG Experiences - Into the Wild

Veteran beekeeping instructors and honey bee breeders, Luc Peters and Dan Douma, give you hands-on experience with managing hives and provide you with simple steps to support honeybees and other important pollinators, whether you intend to keep your own bees or just enjoy learning about their care. The series consists of eight sessions through the year.

 

Fee: $340 for 8 sessions or $45/session (Members 10% off)

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  1. Intro to Bees and Hive Equipment - Monday, March 26; 7 to 9 p.m.
  2. Design and Plant a Pollinator Garden - Monday, April 23; 7 to 9 p.m
  3. Plan the Season and Check the Spring Hive - Saturday, May 26; 2 to 4 p.m. (Rain date: May 27; 2 to 4 p.m.)
  4. The Summer Hive Check - Saturday, June 16; 2 to 4 p.m. (Rain date: June 17; 2 to 4 p.m.)
  5. Preparation of the Honey Harvest - Saturday, July 21; 2 to 4 p.m. (Rain date: July 22; 2 to 4 p.m.)
  6. Honey Harvest - Monday, August 20; 7 to 9 p.m
  7. Put the Bees to Bed - Saturday, September 15; 2 to 4 p.m. (Rain date: September 16; 2 to 4 p.m.)
  8. Review - Monday, October 1; 7 to 9 p.m
Location: RBG Centre
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