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2019 Beekeeping for the Hobbyist Non-Credit Short Course
Start Date: 3/27/2019Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 3/27/2019End Time: 9:30 PM
This event recurs on Wednesday every week until 3/27/2019.   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
First Class January 30th
Last Class March 27th

This includes an **Apiary demonstration in Mid April or early May 2019.
Wednesday, February 20th 2019
(University of Manitoba Reading Week)
Time: 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Location: 172 Agriculture  Building - Richardson International Auditorium
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Fees: $205.00 (includes GST) also includes the text: Honey Bee Diseases and Pests, Third ed.

Recommended text Beekeeping in Western Canada also available
for purchase. The cost is $26.20. If you wish to purchase this additional text, please add this amount to your course fee payment.

Textbooks will be distributed at the first class.
**Weekday evening Apiary session in April or May is weather dependent.

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.

Copy of 2018 Beekeeping for the Hobbyist Class Schedule


Dr. Rob Currie, Head, Department of Entomology
Phone: (204) 474-6020

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

David Ostermann, Pollination 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 must be received by
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.

Receipts will be distributed at the beginning
of the first and second class.


If you have any questions, please email the school at:

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

University of Manitoba - Fort Garry - Agriculture Building  (View Map)
66 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, MB

University of Manitoba - Fort Garry - Agriculture Building  (View Map)
66 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, MB
Room: Richardson International Auditorium172 Agriculture
Dr. Rob Currie UManitoba Apiary Demo
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