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Bee Basics Series - Part 1

Discover the Buzzing World of Beekeeping with Eliese Watson - Part 1 of 3 in Summer 2024!

Buzzing into Beekeeping: A Beginner's Workshop

with Eliese Watson

Are you fascinated by the world of bees and the vital role they play in our ecosystem? Join us for an immersive beekeeping workshop designed for beginners who are eager to dive into the enchanting realm of apiculture!

Date: May 18th, 2024

Time: 9 AM - 4 PM
Cost: $195.00 per person

Located at Early Dawn Farm

Registration: Spaces are limited, and it is first come first served. 

Who Can Attend:

This workshop is tailored for absolute beginners with a passion for bees and a desire to embark on the rewarding journey of
beekeeping. No prior experience is necessary.


Workshop Highlights:
1. Introduction to Beekeeping:

  •  Explore the fundamental principles of beekeeping, understanding the life cycle of bees, and their crucial role in pollination.

2. Setting Up Your Hive:

  • Learn the essentials of selecting the right hive, choosing a suitable location, and setting up a bee-friendly environment.

3. Bee Anatomy and Behavior:

  • Delve into the intricate world of bees, understanding their anatomy, behaviours, and communication within the hive.

4. Handling Bees Safely:

  • Gain confidence in working with bees as you discover the art of wearing protective gear, approaching hives, and handling frames.

5. Hive Inspections:

  • Get hands-on experience with hive inspections, understanding how to check for the health of your colony, spot potential issues, and maintain a thriving bee community.

6. Common Challenges and Solutions:

  • Identify and address common challenges beekeepers face, from pest management to disease prevention, ensuring a resilient and thriving hive.

7. Connecting with Local Beekeeping Community:

  • Discover the importance of networking with fellow bee enthusiasts, local beekeeping associations, and resources available for ongoing support.

8. Environmental Impact and Conservation:

  • Explore the broader implications of beekeeping on the environment, and how you can contribute to bee conservation efforts.

What to Bring:

  • Enthusiasm, curiosity, and a love for nature.

  • Bee suits will be supplied

  • Bring a lunch and a water bottle

  • We will have both classroom and outdoor time

  • Please wear a ball cap, long pants, and closed-toed shoes.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the world of bees, gain practical skills, and contribute to the well-being of our environment. Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today and join us on this exciting beekeeping adventure!

Learn more about your Instructor: Eliese Watson


Introducing Eliese Watson, the dedicated beekeeping expert with a decade of experience as the owner and operator of ABC Bees. Her expertise encompasses:

  • Leading the way in beginner beekeeping education through her accredited Level One Beekeeping Certification Course.

  • Providing valuable mentorship for sustainable apiary management, guiding beekeepers through seasonal plans.

  • Empowering beekeepers to rear their own queen stocks, reducing reliance on costly imports.

  • Bridging the gap between cutting-edge apiculture innovations and beekeepers through engaging webinars and online courses.

Eliese embodies the spirit of possibility for beekeepers, having managed colonies on a tight budget, tested techniques, and learned from mistakes to offer detailed guidance. She combines step-by-step strategies, straightforward formulas, and a welcoming approach to mentor new beekeepers, fostering a sense of belonging in the world of beekeeping.

Join Eliese on this journey of wonder and discovery in beekeeping!

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