Beekeeping Mentorship Program
About the Program
The Farms at Work Beekeeping Mentorship Program is a hands-on learning experience that takes place over seven-months throughout the beekeeping season. The program is designed to provide novice beekeepers with the skills and experience they need in order to confidently scale up their own beekeeping production.
Also included for each participant are a total of four hours of one-on-one support (email or telephone) for the duration of the program. So if you run into problems with your own hives or have specific questions between field days, mentees have access to a direct line of support from a compentent and highly skilled mentor throughout the season.
Following the progression of the beekeeping season, six mentees gather at the apiary of a beekeeper-mentor for five full field days of practical instruction and training. Mentees are taught time-honoured approaches to colony mangement and honey/beeswax production, both in the apiary and the honey house. Also included in the program are several hours of individual telephone support for each of the mentees throughout the season.
Duration & Timing
For the 2015 beekeeping season, field days for the Mentorship Program will take place from late-March to mid-October (specific dates TBA). Click here to sign up for more information as it becomes available.