Urban beekeeping continues to gain popularity in cities around the world in response to the troubling news of worldwide drops in honeybee populations and honey yields. Learn how our gardening choices can have a positive impact on the lives of urban honeybees and their wild cousins. The Urban Beekeeping Series is taught by seasoned beekeeping instructors and long-time members of the urban beekeeping group, Toronto Beekeeper’s Cooperative. This series gives you hands-on experience with managing hives, as well as provides you with simple steps to support honeybees and other important pollinators in the city, whether you intend to keep your own bees or just enjoy learning about their care.
Ontario honey comes in myriad flavours, textures, scents and nuances based on floral sources and geography. Through this tutored taste tour by beekeeper and instructor Cathy Kozma students will refine their palates, explore the honey-making process and experience a selection of Ontario’s finest varieties. (do not apply towards the Urban Beekeeping Certificate)
Public $30; Members $30
[PG16F32] Saturday, Nov. 5, 1 to 3 p.m. OR [PG16F34] Tuesday Nov. 22, 7 to 9 p.m.
URBAN BEEKEEPING SERIES
*2017 session dates to be posted in February *
Including seven in-class and “in-hive” sessions, this series provides grounding in basic beekeeping for two groups of 15 students per year. Please choose Group A (more weekdays) or Group B (more weekends) when registering. Some sessions combine both groups.