Bee Course Schedule

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Making Money from Honey  
– a beekeeping course taught by Neil Bertram and Ron Miksha

Beekeeping can be fun and profitable.”

Our one-day course on Saturday, April 9, 2016, shows how beekeeping may help you earn a little extra cash while having fun with all aspects of beekeeping. It’s especially designed to help you avoid expensive beekeeping mistakes. Keeping bees for profit is possible, especially in Alberta.

Course Outline
9:00-9:30     Sign in, get your name tag, welcome & introductions
9:30-10:30    Case Studies: we examine 12 very different bee farms
10:30-12:00  Practical Stuff: Expanding the outfit; handling bulk
honey; finding & keeping outyards; training
12:00-12:30  Lunch Break: pizza will be served, but please bring
anything you’d like for your own needs/wishes
12:30-1:00    Equipment: Langstroth v the world; comb honey
1:00-2:00     Rules: Organic; Labels; CFIA; Farmer Status; Liability
2:00-2:30     Non-Honey Income: pollination; bee sales; wax, etc.
2:30-3:40     Money: future honey prices; beekeeping disasters
3:40-4:00     Our wrap-up and a Q&A session
4:00                Any lingering concerns and your long-term plans

Saturday, April 9, 2016: 9 am to 4:30 pm

[The fall session will be November 19, 2016.]

Palliser-Braeside-Pumphill Community Centre
2323 Palliser Drive SW Calgary
See the location on a map

$139 includes pizza, handouts, and a full day of lectures!

For details and to reserve your spot:
e-mail Ron Miksha:

Author: Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a bee ecologist working at the University of Calgary. He is also a geophysicist and does a bit of science writing and blogging. Ron has worked as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and Earth scientist. (Ask him about seismic waves.) He's based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ron has written two books, dozens of magazine and journal articles, and complements his first book, Bad Beekeeping, with the blog at Ron wrote his most recent book, The Mountain Mystery, for everyone who has looked at a mountain and wondered what miracles of nature set it upon the landscape. For more about Ron, including some cool pictures taken when he was a teenager, please check Ron's site:

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