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2017 Beekeeping for the Hobbyist Non Credit Short Course
Start Date: 2/1/2017Start Time: 7:00 PM
This event recurs on Wednesday every week until 3/22/2017.   Click here to see the series dates.
Event Description:


Non Credit Course

Offered by the Department of Entomology at the University of Manitoba
in collaboration with Manitoba Agriculture

Date: Wednesday evenings, 25 January to 22 March 2017
(9 Wednesdays)
This includes an **Apiary demonstration in Mid April
or early May 2017. WAIVER required.
Course capacity is set at 60 students.
Time: 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Location: 172 Agriculture Building
Fees: $195.00 (includes GST) includs text: Honey Bee Diseases and Pests, Third ed.
Recommended text “Beekeeping in Western Canada” also available
for purchase. The cost is $26.20. Please add this amount
to your course fee payment.

Textbooks will be distributed at the first class.
22 Feb 2017 (University of Manitoba Reading Week)

** Apiary session in April or May, on a Monday evening, is weather dependent. A WAIVER is required to attend the demo. Please print & sign the attachment found through the online registration link and bring to your first class.

Honey bees can be managed with ease by urban people.  Besides the honey and bees wax they produce, and their value as pollinators of various crops, their highly developed social organization provides fascinating material for study. 

This series of lectures and demonstrations will deal with the nature of beekeeping; the life history, anatomy, and social behaviour of bees; economics; how to manage colonies of bees; equipment and site selection; pollen and nectar producing plants, nectar flows; seasonal management ; pests, parasites diseases and their control; regulations; honey houses; extracting equipment; grading and marketing honey and beeswax.

The University reserves the right to cancel any course and refund full fee, and to reschedule classes cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances.

2017 Beekeeping for the Hobbyist Course Outline


R. Currie, Professor, Dept. of Entomology, University of Manitoba
Phone:  (204 474-6020)  Email:

R. Lafrenière, Provincial Apiarist, Manitoba Agriculture
Phone:  (204 945-4825)

D. Ostermann, Extension Apiarist, Manitoba Agriculture
Phone:  (204 945-3861)

Payment information: 

Payment is made via cheque, payable to "University of Manitoba"
and should be mailed to:

Rachel Sydor

School of Agriculture
University of Manitoba
353-66 Dafoe Rd.

Winnipeg,  MB  R3T 2N2

Payment for the course secures your registration. All payments must be received no later than Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

Receipts will be distributed at the first class.

Please remember to also mail in your WAIVER form for the Apiary demo.


If you have any questions, please e
mail the school at:

Location Information:
University of Manitoba - Fort Garry  (View Map)
University of Manitoba - Fort Garry
Winnipeg, MB

University of Manitoba - Fort Garry - Animal Science/Entomology  (View Map)
12 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, MB
Contact Information:
Name: Rachel Sydor
Phone: 204-474-8473
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