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2024 Beginner Beekeeping Class

Curious about the art and science of keeping bees? This beginner class is for you!

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2024 Beginner Beekeeping Class
2024 Beginner Beekeeping Class

Time & Location

May 26, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ottawa Beekeeping Supplies/Gees Bees, 538 River Rd, Gloucester, ON K1V 1E9, Canada

About the event

Learn the art and science of beekeeping, through a mix of classroom and hands-on learning. Our beginner beekeeping workshop will give you the knowledge you need to get started keeping honeybees.  Topics include: introduction to honeybee biology, beekeeping equipment, seasonal hive management, bee diseases, and Ontario regulations and resources. In the hands-on portions of the day, you will learn how to inspect a beehive and handle frames of bees. 

Participants will need to bring their own protective gear (beekeeping veil, beekeeping jacket, or beekeeping suit) and closed toed footwear.  If wearing a veil,  long sleeved, light colored and light material clothing is suggested.  You can purchase beekeeping equipment ahead of time at our sister company Ottawa Beekeeping Supplies

Please bring your own lunch and a water bottle.  A notebook and pencil can be handy. Cameras are welcomed.

Class size is limited to 12 participants.  The class is reserved for adults and mature teenagers who are interested in beekeeping.  

Cancellation policy: You may cancel your registration for a class up to one week in advance of the scheduled date and receive a full refund or transfer to another class of equal value (subject to availability). To cancel a registration, contact us at and please include the following in your email: your full name, the email address you used to register, the name of the class, and the date and time of the class. No refund or exchanges will be given on classes that are cancelled less than one week prior to the class. Gees Bees Honey Company reserves the right to cancel any class that fails to attract sufficient enrolment, for instructor illness, or inclement weather. In the event of cancellation, we will contact you by email or telephone and issue a full refund or you may request to be transferred to another event of your choice of equal value (depending on availability). If you miss a class, our standard cancellation policy applies.


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    Tax: +$15.47 HST
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