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The University of Regina Lifelong Learning Centre is offering an intermediate level course on beekeeping.  Students will experience hands-on, in-the-field instruction (weather permitting) and invaluable information to move them from bee-having to bee-keeping.  Taught by 5th generation beekeeper, Andrew Hamilton, students are sure to benefit from Andrew's years of experience and insight. 

While this class will be taught at an intermediate level, even beginning beekeepers will benefit from the course content and experience (however, some experience with honeybees is expected).

  • honeybee biology
  • identifying diseases
  • integrated pest management
  • preventing swarms
  • re-queening
  • splitting
  • introduction to queen rearing
  • record keeping
  • legal matters
Dates: every Monday  Sep. 18 to Nov. 20, except: Oct. 9 and Nov. 13
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm (classes at Hamilton Apiaries may have different times to match daylight hours)
Location: U of R Adult Learning location (off-campus) at 2161 Scarth Street and at Hamilton Apiaries
Cost: $125 register online at https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/uregina/Activity_Search/1551
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:00
 
Events 2017

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BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS!

This course will cover all matters to inform a person who is trying to decide whether to get into keeping honeybees. It will also provide some basic information for a person who is starting with bees this year, although it will not have the same depth as the Beginner Beekeeper Course in June. (This course is to help you decide IF you want to keep bees and to assist you with making some prelimary decisions.  The full 2 day weekend course in May is designed to teach you HOW to keep bees). 

Last Updated on Monday, 10 April 2017 10:55
 
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This course taught by a Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region public health inspector is the requisite course to be able to process and sell food as a "Home Food Processor" under The Food Safety Regulations.  The course will causes of foodborne illness, food handler hygiene, microbes, food safety plans, food storage, food preparation, serving food, and sanitation. 

Attendees will receive the FoodSafe Level 1 Book and must pass a written exam at the end to get their certificate.  If you would like to attend, please print out the Registration Form and mail it with your payment to the address on the form, or register online.

Dates: Saturday June 10, 2017.
Lunch: Bring your own.
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: to be determined
Cost:
$55

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:20
 
Events 2017

jess_morris

BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS!

This course will cover all matters to inform a person who is trying to decide whether to get into keeping honeybees. It will also provide some basic information for a person who is starting with bees this year, although it will not have the same depth as the Beginner Beekeeper Course in June. (This course is to help you decide IF you want to keep bees and to assist you with making some prelimary decisions.  The full 2 day weekend course in May is designed to teach you HOW to keep bees). 

Last Updated on Monday, 10 April 2017 10:55
 
Events 2017

beginnersThe Regina Bee Club, along with the Saskatchewan Beekeepers' Association and Ministry of Agriculture are pleased to offer the 6th Annual - 2 day Beginning Beekeepers Course near Regina.  UPDATE: The Regina course is now sold out but there are spaces in the Saskatoon course (May 6-7) and Prince Albert course (May 27-28).

Come and enjoy this two day course which enables participants to experience both theory and practical field experience. Instructors include the Saskatchewan Beekeepers’ Association, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture staff and experienced beekeepers from the Regina Bee & District Bee Club. Every one of all experience levels are welcome.  Click here for complete course description.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 April 2017 17:20
 
Events 2017
agm_smThe Regina and District Bee Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday March 11, 2017 at the Knox Metropolitan United Church, 2340 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK. [Google Map here]
Last Updated on Monday, 06 March 2017 15:08
 
Events 2017
eventimageCome join us for a tasting event featuring the delicious traditional and fruit meads crafted by Prairie Bee Meadery (from Grandpa's Garden in Caron, SK). Your ticket of $26 will allow you to taste each of the meads in the lineup that evening and some of the tasty appetizers prepared by Beer Brothers. Tickets are limited (first-come, first-serve) and must be purchased in advance using this link: https://www.picatic.com/RDBCMeadTasting

Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey. Prairie Bee Meadery is quickly establishing a reputation for making high-quality delicious meads that everyone will enjoy. You will also be able to order bottles that evening to enjoy later at home.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 January 2017 13:05
 
Events 2016

bee_jack_o_lanternDate: Sunday October 30, 2016
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm
Where: St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 3510 Queen Street, Regina
Cost: $5/person

Come out for a relaxing and informal event.  The program includes:
- round table discussion so that you can ask questions and share your experience (if you would like to showcase any of your bee-related products, feel free to bring them)
- Cory Sheffield (one of Canada's bee experts) from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum will present on bumblebees in Saskatchewan and how they are similar and different from honeybees
- potluck supper (the Club will supply ham and/or turkey)

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2016 17:53
 
Events 2016
SBA Field Day 2016The Saskatchewan Beekeepers' Association is hosting its 2016 Field Day at Hamilton Apiaries, just north of Regina, on June 18, 2016.   To support the SBA event and in lieu of hosting our own field day, the Regina & District Bee Club will be encouraging members to attend the SBA field day for a day of education and fellowship. 

Join beekeepers from across the province for a day of fun and learning with bees, capped off with a scrumptious pig roast. 

The day's schedule can be accessed here.  Directions to Hamilton Apiaries can be accessed here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2016 14:53
 
Events 2016

jess_morris

BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS!

This course will cover all matters to inform a person who is trying to decide whether to get into keeping honeybees. It will also provide some basic information for a person who is starting with bees this year, although it will not have the same depth as the Beginner Beekeeper Course in June. (This course is to help you decide IF you want to keep bees and to assist you with making some prelimary decisions.  The 2 day course in June is designed to teach you HOW to keep bees). 

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 May 2016 17:34
 
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