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This course is intended to help you learn the essentials of how to get started, what tools and equipment youll need and where to get them, the main activities in the beekeepers year, the laws and bylaws governing keeping bees; discover the principles of sustainable beekeeping and how these principles can guide your beekeeping into an enduring practice.

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This course is not offered at this time. Please email csgeneral@langara.bc.ca for details.

Beekeeping is the art of anticipation, understanding where your bees are, where they are headed and what you can do to aid or redirect their energies. This course covers all the main activities of the season: organic disease and pest control, managing swarms, queen rearing and preparing the bees for honey production; and most importantly, how to anticipate what your bees are going to do.Course 1: Getting Started in Beekeeping is a prerequisite or the approval of the instructor if previous experience.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email csgeneral@langara.bc.ca for details.

Integrated Pest Management for beekeepers presents in a logical and systematic way the most important organic methods for controlling and managing pests and diseases within a honeybee colony. Youll learn the essentials of what IPM is and how to apply it to your own operation. Because of the destructive nature of the Varroa mite and how this one pest creates many other problems within the hive special emphasis will be given to how best to manage the Varroa while maintaining honeybee health and vigour.Getting Started in Beekeeping and Spring management courses are prerequisites, or approval of the instructor if you have experience in beekeeping.

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This course is not offered at this time. Please email csgeneral@langara.bc.ca for details.

Summer hive management is all about reaping the rewards of keeping bees. We will examine principles of honey production, methods of taking honey off a hive, how to calculate how much is too much honey to harvest, safe handling of honey and drawing up a food safe plan. An integral part of the summer management course is a honey extraction of the hives weve been managing.Getting Starting in Beekeeping and Spring Management are a prequisite or permission from instructor.

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This course is not offered at this time. Please email csgeneral@langara.bc.ca for details.

Everything we do after the honey harvest is to ensure our bees have all they need to survive the winter and emerge into spring strong and healthy. Many beekeepers fail to make the connection between what is going on in their hives in late summer and when their hives die later in the autumn, during the winter or in early spring. There are clear signs of danger; if you know to look for them, and easy steps to take to help your hives make the transition from autumn to winter and into to spring. Practicum component included.Prerequisites are spring and summer management or permission of the instructor

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email csgeneral@langara.bc.ca for details.

The foundations of bee health are habitat and forage. Understanding these two things empowers us to take action to conserve bees in ways that are meaningful, purposeful and with good result. This course covers the natural history of our native bees, what they need and how we can provide for them in well-designed attractive urban gardens. Bees arent just about abundance, pollinating fruit trees and vegetables, or only about the ecological impacts of their pollination services. Bee gardens are full of life and beauty, are safe for children and welcoming to all.No prerequisites are required.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email csgeneral@langara.bc.ca for details.

This exam will cover content from all six Sustainable Urban Beekeeping courses. Students are provided one hour to write this exam and must achieve a minimum grade of 65% to apply for their Sustainable Urban Beekeeping Certificate. If necessary, you may register for one rewrite. In order to take the exam you must have completed all six courses in the Sustainable Urban Beekeeping Program.

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60464 1 eve Th Jul 13, 2017 1830-2000 Brian Campbell $25 Main Campus (Map)

This course is an opportunity for students who have already completed the Certificate in Sustainable Urban Beekeeping to refine their skills and become more comfortable handling bees and working in an apiary. An important part of beekeeping is the art of anticipation, knowing where the bees are headed and learning how to read the bees. This is an opportunity for students to gain additional practice in the hives. Prerequisite: Completion of Langara Sustainable Urban Beekeeping Certificate or permission of the instructor.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email csgeneral@langara.bc.ca for details.