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Beekeeping Workshops

 Enter the Wonderful World of Beekeeping

 Beekeeping for beginners – theory class


Combination of lectures, demonstrations, and training videos

Length: Three hours

Learning basics about:

  • Honey bees: biology, functioning as a society, co-operative behaviour
  • Getting started in beekeeping
  • Types of beehives, pros and cons
  • Beekeeping equipment
  • Seasonal beekeeper responsibilities and hive management

This class can be taken separately or together with a field trip to the apiary as part of the package.

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Apiary field trip/workshop for beginners

Combination of demonstrations and “hands on” experience

Length: Three hours

This class can be taken separately or together with a theory class as a part of the package.

The theory class, part 1 will be taking place at the Lodge on Tuesdays evenings. At 6:30 - 9:30 pm. The second part, the field trip class to the bee yard will depend on the weather.

We will have also both parts together option, on Saturday, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (weather permitting).

Beekeeping for Beginners - theory:

April 25th, 6:30-9:30 pm

May 9th, 6:30-9:30 pm

May 30th, 6:30-9:30 pm

The Beginners “hands-on” (field trip) class:

May 28th,  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

June 4th,  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Beekeeping for Beginners, whole day class – both classes together, theory and “hands-on”

June 10th, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, outdoor class (weather permitting)

June 18th, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, outdoor class (weather permitting)

June 24th, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, outdoor class (weather permitting)

The Beginners class, theory, cost $50/per class

The Beginners class, “hands-on”, cost $50/per class

The package for both classes in one payment cost $90/ per package.

Whole day class option cost $90/per class.

Taxes not included in above costs.

Each class has to be prepaid to ensure spot. Space is limited.

The whole day Saturday classes will have a 30 min lunch break. Students have to bring their own vegan lunch.


jolanta with the beesJolanta Dabrowski, MSc., founder of Natural Instincts Beekeeping

Jolanta graduated from Agricultural University and received her master’s degree in Entomology and Phytopathology in 80’s.  She provided advisory services and conducted field inspections for Horticultural and Beekeeping Association.   In her studies she was pursuing repopulation of the bee.

Jolanta offers beekeeping classes at The Living Centre – Eco-Spiritual Education Sanctuary where she teaches about beekeeping as a way of the harmonious coexistence rather than commercial honey production.

Her goal is sharing her professional experience and knowledge about natural, sustainable beekeeping methods.

Presently her main focus is on promoting sustainable beekeeping where bees are adapted to the local environment, optimal maintenance of the beehive, and improvement of the beehive’s conditions.

Jolanta is a registered beekeeper with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and an active member of the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association.  She is also a part of the Ontario Bee Rescue Services team.


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