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Beekeeping Workshops

 Enter the Wonderful World of Beekeeping

Beekeeping for beginners

Combination of lectures, demonstrations, and training videosbees

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.

Apiary field trip/workshop


Combination of demonstrations and “hands on” experience.horizontal frames

Length: Three hours

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

Saturday, whole day, Beginners 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, outdoor class (weather permitting)

Both parts together; a theory and a field trip.

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. 

During the warm season we will have both parts together option, on Saturday, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. The whole class will take place outside, at the bee yard.

The Beginners class, part 1, cost $50

The Beginners class, part 2, cost $50

The package for both classes $90 (if it is one payment).

Cost for the whole day class is $90. taxes not included in above costs.

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

One 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.

Beekeeping For Beginners theory 

April 25th 
May 9th
May 30th

6:30-9:30 pm.

The Beginners field trip class:

May 28th,  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
June 4th,  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, whole day, Beginners 
June 10th
June 18th
June 24th

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


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