Upcoming A.B.C Classes...

"My favorite part of the course was when you reach that a-ha moment of empowerment...that it is possible to keep your own bees and that there is community support to do so."
- Johanna Stark, Level One Certificate Graduate, Calgary
 
"Fantastic course: I enjoyed it immensely. You’re a charismatic, passionate and charming lecturer! Thank you!"
- Bruce Watson, Level One Certificate Graduate, Calgary

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All Spring 2015 Level One Beekeeping Certificate courses are currently sold out. We will be offering these 'lecture style' courses again in the Fall in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and TBD locations throughout Alberta.

 

September 19-20th, 2015 is held in Calgary. See below for details. More scheduled courses to be posted soon.

 

If you would like to know when these courses are announced, please sign up for our Monthly Newsletter on the top right of this page.

 

Courses begin in September of 2015-January-March 2016 and the course costs are $290+tax.

 

We look forward to seeing you at our Monthly Field Days held in Calgary throughout the summer months or our private Home2Hive Bike Tours (partnered with Hyatt Regency and Rouge Restaurant).

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CALGARY Level One Beekeeping Certificate SEPTEMBER More Info | Add to Cart
CALGARY Level One Beekeeping Certificate SEPTEMBER
  • About: A.B.C is pleased to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate for hobbiest beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. The 16 hour intensive program will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping. The course is taught by Eliese Watson, founder of A.B.C. Travelling all-over North America teaching and mentoring under beekeepers such as Corwin Bell, Sam Comfort, and Kirk Anderson, Eliese has a wide knowldge of natural beekeeping practices with both TBH and langstroth equipment. Course includes lunch, snacks, textbook and resources.
  • Date: September 19-20th, 2015
  • Time: 8:45am-5:00pm
  • Location: TBD
  • Full Description: The Level One Beekeeping course covers all of the areas necessary to prepare you as a beekeeper. As a 16 hour intensive course, A.B.C covers the following topics: Honeybee Biology, Beginners Basics, Honey and Nectar Flow, Seasonal Management Practices for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall (including swarms, splits, basic queen rearing concepts, honey harvesting), Honeybee Health, and IPM Techniques. As a student of this course work, you will leave with the knowledge that will guide you for the coming beekeeping season. The course uses the “Beekeeping in Western Canada” textbook and with a custom A.B.C workbook companion and resources. This allows for you to easily review the material learned throughout the course and return to it when needed.
  • Odds and Sods: Please your own note book pen, water bottle and coffee mug! Everything else will be provided for. *****NOTE: You will be taking the course AFTER the Community Hive Collaborative Purchase. You SHOULD take the exam and apply for bees in February, just note in the application that you are registered for the March L1BK Certificate. This will benefit your application.
  • Unit Price: $290.00
 
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6 SEATS LEFT Home2Hive Bicycle Tour- June 23, 2015 More Info | Add to Cart
6 SEATS LEFT Home2Hive Bicycle Tour- June 23, 2015
  • About: A.B.C is proud to launch our second year of offering the Home2Hive Bicycle Tours of A.B.C's honeybee colonies. This year, we have set up all of our beehives on bicycle routes! With the excellent feedback from the Calgary public, we had over 150 yards made available to us to keep bees in. We chose from these yards the ones that would most easily be kept by bicycle: our goal for 2014 to decrease emissions in our urban beekeeping experience and increase access accessibility to YOU! You will be able to meet with us after work and bicycle to 2 different hive locations accessible from the beltline Calgary. The trip is leisurely and great for families, new cyclists, and children.
  • Date: June 23, 2015
  • Time: 5:30-8:30pm
  • Location: Central Calgary area, location specified once registered
  • Odds and Sods: You must bring you own bicycle and cycling essentials. A.B.C will be offering everything necessary to beekeep as well as some light snacks and refreshments in a picnic setting. There will be only a maximum of 10 students per tour.
  • Unit Price: $65.00
 
Home2Hive Bicycle Tour- July 7, 2015 More Info | Add to Cart
Home2Hive Bicycle Tour- July 7, 2015
  • About: A.B.C is proud to launch our third year of offering the Home2Hive Bicycle Tours of A.B.C's honeybee colonies. This year, we have set up all of our beehives on bicycle routes! With the excellent feedback from the Calgary public, we had over 150 yards made available to us to keep bees in. We chose from these yards the ones that would most easily be kept by bicycle: our goal for 2014 to decrease emissions in our urban beekeeping experience and increase access accessibility to YOU! You will be able to meet with us after work and bicycle to 2 different hive locations accessible from the beltline Calgary. The trip is leisurely and great for families, new cyclists, and children.
  • Date: July 7, 2015
  • Time: 5:30-8:30pm
  • Location: Central Calgary area, location specified once registered
  • Odds and Sods: You must bring you own bicycle and cycling essentials. A.B.C will be offering everything necessary to beekeep as well as some light snacks and refreshments in a picnic setting. There will be only a maximum of 10 students per tour. Please note that refunds will only be issued for cancellations due to weather or if you notify us at least a week in advance. If you would like to reschedule instead, let us know at least one week prior and we'll do our best to fit you into another tour this season.
  • Unit Price: $65.00
 
Home2Hive Bicycle Tour- July 21, 2015 More Info | Add to Cart
Home2Hive Bicycle Tour- July 21, 2015
  • About: A.B.C is proud to launch our third year of offering the Home2Hive Bicycle Tours of A.B.C's honeybee colonies. This year, we have set up all of our beehives on bicycle routes! With the excellent feedback from the Calgary public, we had over 150 yards made available to us to keep bees in. We chose from these yards the ones that would most easily be kept by bicycle: our goal for 2014 to decrease emissions in our urban beekeeping experience and increase access accessibility to YOU! You will be able to meet with us after work and bicycle to 2 different hive locations accessible from the beltline Calgary. The trip is leisurely and great for families, new cyclists, and children.
  • Date: July 21, 2015
  • Time: 5:30-8:30pm
  • Location: Central Calgary area, location specified once registered
  • Odds and Sods: You must bring you own bicycle and cycling essentials. A.B.C will be offering everything necessary to beekeep as well as some light snacks and refreshments in a picnic setting. There will be only a maximum of 10 students per tour. Please note that refunds will only be issued for cancellations due to weather or if you notify us at least a week in advance. If you would like to reschedule instead, let us know at least one week prior and we'll do our best to fit you into another tour this season.
  • Unit Price: $65.00
 
Home2Hive Bicycle Tour- July 28, 2015 More Info | Add to Cart
Home2Hive Bicycle Tour- July 28, 2015
  • About: Meeting locations will be confirmed upon registration, are within biking distance of downtown and have ample parking. The rides are approximately 30 minutes in each direction, primarily along flat river pathways. A.B.C will provide all equipment necessary for beekeeping. You must bring you own bike and cycling essentials. We have two bikes, sponsored by Swizzlesticks Salon and Spa, available for use. These must be requested at time of registration and you must bring your own helmet.
  • Date: July 28, 2015
  • Time: 5:30-8:30pm
  • Location: Central Calgary area, location specified once registered
  • Odds and Sods: If you have allergies or dietary restrictions please let us know at least a week in advance and we will do our best to accommodate. Refunds will only be issued for cancellations due to weather or if you notify us at least a week in advance. If you would like to reschedule instead, let us know at least one week prior and we'll do our best to fit you into another tour this season.
  • Unit Price: $65.00
 
Home2Hive Bicycle Tour- August 11, 2015 More Info | Add to Cart
Home2Hive Bicycle Tour- August 11, 2015
  • About: Meeting locations will be confirmed upon registration, are within biking distance of downtown and have ample parking. The rides are approximately 30 minutes in each direction, primarily along flat river pathways. A.B.C will provide all equipment necessary for beekeeping. You must bring you own bike and cycling essentials. We have two bikes, sponsored by Swizzlesticks Salon and Spa, available for use. These must be requested at time of registration and you must bring your own helmet.
  • Date: August 11, 2015
  • Time: 5:30-8:30pm
  • Location: Central Calgary area, location specified once registered
  • Odds and Sods: If you have allergies or dietary restrictions please let us know at least a week in advance and we will do our best to accommodate. Refunds will only be issued for cancellations due to weather or if you notify us at least a week in advance. If you would like to reschedule instead, let us know at least one week prior and we'll do our best to fit you into another tour this season.
  • Unit Price: $65.00
 
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