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UFFS Workshop- Beekeeping for Beginners

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UFFS Workshop- Beekeeping for Beginners

Time: July 12, 2014 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Southland Heritage Farm
Street: 6767 Balaclava Street at West 51st. Ave
City/Town: Vancouver
Event Neighbourhood and Type: southlands, heritage, farm
Organized By: SPEC
Latest Activity: Jul 12, 2014

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Event Description

Join this course to meet a queen!

After discussing bee ecology and safety, we’ll slip on protective clothing and gather a hive of 10,000 bees. Finally, we’ll sample honey from a variety of sources and discuss the importance of bees and the environment. This course is meant to only whet your appetite. Please attend an advanced course before starting your own hives.

Students will learn about:
Bee ecology
Beekeeping safety
Basic hive management

Students will get hands-on experience with:
putting on protective clothing
inspecting bee hives
harvesting honey

Instructor: Norm Kaethler
Norm is a beekeeper, community gardener, and science teacher. He has worked at a boy’s school in Vancouver since 2008, where he cofounded a beekeeping and gardening club in 2011. In the 6 years between his BSc (2001) and BEd (2007), Norm worked at Pesticide Action Network North America and the BC Centre for Disease Control, where he learned the value of advocating for environmental and public health issues. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and 2 daughters.

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Cancellation Policy: SPEC reserves the right to cancel any course or reduce the number of instructional hours, should the class not reach 50% capacity 5 days before the class. In the event that a course is cancelled, SPEC will offer students the option of transferring to another course, or obtaining a full refund.

Refund Policy: All cancellations must be made at least 5 working days before the start of the course by contacting or 604.736.7732. A 15$ processing fee is charged for cancellations. There is no fee for transferring the registration to another person.

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