Wednesdays, March 14th to May 9th, 2018. 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
PLUS: 4 additional OPTIONAL field trips: Saturdays, March 17th, March 24th, April 14th, and Friday April 20th. Waivers are required to be filled out and signed for each field trip.
Location: Scott House Room 105, Traill College.
Drop-ins will not be admitted.
This popular beekeeping course will interest both the beginner beekeeper and those individuals looking for knowledge about bees and the beekeeping industry. It covers a wide range of topics from equipment, biology, pollination, duties and responsibilities, honey and hive products, pests and diseases. The curriculum is designed to be comprehensive, but also dynamic and fun with hands on activities. Together we will work our way through the topics, learning about the colony and its relationship to the environment and the beekeeper. Come and learn how to responsibly manage honey bees colonies and you will find a whole community of beekeepers ready to help.
Although classes are designed to be stand-alone for a comprehensive understanding of bees and beekeeping, enrollment in the full program is encouraged.
About the Instructor:
An interest in the natural world, particularly the relationships that exist between all living things has drawn Whitney Lake to beekeeping. Honey bees are extraordinary creatures and through teaching others Whitney hopes to instill a deeper understanding and appreciation of these amazing creatures. She completed a Bachelor of Science in the Honours program at Trent University and is now enrolled in the Masters of Education program. In 2014 Whitney founded the Trent Apiary Club, bringing the first hives to the Trent Peterborough campus, and together with Leslie Boileau formed the swarm removal business called the Swarm Sisters. As a hobby beekeeper she understands the challenges and excitement in taking those first few steps towards having your own apiary. Whitney is committed to working in partnership to share information, develop good husbandry and sustainable practices in agriculture. Primarily she believes in a world where we can co-exist with all things on this land.