Beekeeping for Beginners

With input from several veteran beekeepers, Regina and District Bee Club member Louise Yates created two comprehensive beginner guides.

Beekeeping for Beginners - Book 1

This book provides photos about important aspects of honey bee beekeeping. Use it as a glossary to learn basic beekeeping terminology when doing hive inspections

Beekeeping for Beginners - Book 2

This book coaches individuals to make informed decisions to set up and move through their first year. Use it to purchase materials for and establish a new hive.

Beekeeping in Western Canada

Former Saskatchewan Provincial Apiculturist John Gruszka authored the ultimate Canadian beekeeping book. It provides detailed instruction about every aspect of prairie beekeeping.

Inspection Guide

Learn the basics of what to look for during your hive inspections in an easy to read document with loads of helpful photos! Compiled by Louise Yates.

Diseases and Pests Guide

Learn the signs of the diseases and pests you should be looking for in your inspections. Compiled by Louise Yates.

Stinging Insect Allergy

A presentation on stinging insect allergy presented at the 2018 Annual General Meeting by Dr. Andrea Fong

Intermediate Beekeeping

Selected Presentations from the Saskatchewan Beekeepers Development Commission Intermediate and Queen Rearing Classes.

For information only. It is best to take these classes for hands-on learning.

Requeening, and Split and Nucleus Colony Production

A PowerPoint presentation from the SBDC Intermediate and Queen Rearing Class.

Methods of Requeening

A PowerPoint presentation from the SBDC Intermediate and Queen Rearing Class.

Requirements for Selling Honey

A presentation on the regulatory requirements for selling honey in Saskatchewan, presented by Yens Pedersen at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.

AGM 2019 Presentations

Review and learn from the fantastic AGM 2019 presentations whenever your heart desires!

Pollinator Presentation

A presentation on the pollinators by Graham Parsons, Pollinator Biosecurity Specialist.

Biosecurity Presentation

A presentation on the biosecurity by Geoff Wilson and Graham Parsons.