Education

Bee talks, workshops and courses - Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia

I love to give well-structured, science-informed workshops about bee conservation, wild bees, and working with honey bees! These events are formatted as “Lunch & Learn” talks (45 minutes plus 15 minutes questions), bee interpretive walks, multi-hour introductions to natural beekeeping, and longer-length courses.

Beekeeping is an infinitely complex craft. There is much variation among styles, hive systems, climates, seasons, and of course the bees themselves.  Good preparation and course work, including oral transmission from a local beekeeper, is indispensable for new hobbyists.

I also offer "Live at your Hive" individual consulting and support for hobby beekeepers.

Events

EVENT August 18, 2019

Bee Celebration, Talk & Walk. Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, Cole Harbour

TALK July 17, 2019

"Our Beautiful Bumblebees." Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Halifax

WORKSHOP July 10, 2019

"Honey bee Health."  NSCC Akerley Campus, Dartmouth

TALK May 9, 2019

"Wild Bees as Backyard Bees." Lee Valley Tools, Halifax

TALK May 2, 2019

"Wild Bees as Backyard Bees." Halifax Field Naturalists, Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Halifax

TALK April 8, 2019

"Our Beautiful Bumblebees." Earth Day lecture, NSCC IT Campus, Halifax

COURSE February 19 - March 26, 2019

Natural Beekeeping 101 for hobbyists.  6 Tuesday evenings, 7 - 9 pm. NSCC IT Campus, Halifax.  Plus 1 class in the Apiary at Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum with live bees.

WORKSHOP August 12, 2018

Topic TBA.  1 - 3 pm at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, Cole Harbour

WORKSHOP July 22, 2018

"Honey Bee Health".   1 - 3 pm at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, Cole Harbour

TALK April 19, 2018

"Nova Scotia Native Bees."  Earth Day Lecture, NSCC IT Campus, Halifax

COURSE February 22 - March 29, 2018

Natural Beekeeping 101 for hobbyists. 6 Thursday Evenings, 7 - 9 pm. NSCC IT Campus, Halifax. Plus 1 class in the Apiary at Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum with live bees. 

TALK February 12, 2018

"Conservation for Bees in Nova Scotia." Conservation Biology Guest Lecture, St. Mary's University, Halifax

TALK January 24, 2018

“Habitat and Gardening for Nova Scotia Wild Bees.” Hammonds Plains Area Garden Club, Halifax