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).
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
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).
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.
Come 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.