Getting Started with Backyard Beekeeping Workshop

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:28 -- Andrea

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific 505 Quayle Road

APRIL 9 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

with Gordon Mackay

Have you ever wanted to start keeping bees but didn’t know where to start? Would you like to see improved fruit production in your garden along with the potential of having your own honey? Learn the basics of beekeeping with Gordon Mackay.

In this workshop we will cover the basics of how to start your first colony. We will look at the various parts of the hive and what is involved in setting up and maintaining your colony in your first year. We will talk about some of the potential challenges and ways to mitigate these. The favourite plants that honey bees are attracted to will also be covered.

HCP Members $25
Non-Members $35

Instructor Bio: Gordon Mackay
Since his early teens as a student in horticulture, Gordon was always awestruck by honey bees and their incredible organizational skills. After getting his first hive up and running he was truly bitten by the beekeeping bug and the constant learning involved. Gordon soon realized that one hive was not enough.
His interest and passion led him on to be part of the Executive Committee of the Cowichan Beekeepers Society.  He recently returned from beekeeping course on the wee Island Of Colonsay which is off the coast of Scotland.
Gordon hopes to share some of his enthusiasm and experience working with the bees. Along with being a beekeeper, Gordon is also an arborist and nurseryman with a particular addiction to dwarf conifers and alpine plants.

More to read

Beauty & the Blast ( Bud Blast )
Resources | June 23, 2017
in Vancouver
Master Gardener Program offered this fall at VIU
Articles | June 14, 2017
in Vancouver Island (VIMGA)
VOTE for Canada's National Flower - ends June 30th
News | June 10, 2017
in MGABC , in Vancouver , in Okanagan , in Prince George , in Thompson Shuswap , in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) , in Victoria
News | June 03, 2017
in Okanagan
The Girl Who Liked Strawberries
Articles | May 30, 2017
in Vancouver

Community Events

June 25, 2017
Education | Victoria
Grow Your Cut Flowers Garden Workshop-Summer
June 26, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Orchid Society
June 27, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Mill Bay Garden Club
June 28, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Cactus & Succulent Society
July 01, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society
July 04, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Horticultural Society
July 06, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Dahlia Society
July 08, 2017
Garden Tours | Victoria
Love of Africa Water Garden Tour
July 10, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Peninsula Garden Club
July 11, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Floral Artists