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College of Extended Learning

Beekeeping: An Introduction

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CCOM 6030

To bee or not to bee – if that’s your burning question, get the answer in this 1-day introductory course with experienced educator and beekeeper Dr. Andrew Byers. Learn about these important, hard-working pollinating insects, which are responsible for the equivalent of one of our daily meals and are also sentinels which reflect the health of the environment.

You’ll be introduced to the world of beekeeping in this fun, hands-on class. By the end of the day, you’ll understand basic aspects of bee biology, husbandry and the equipment necessary for beekeeping. You’ll come away well armed on whether beekeeping is for you!

All materials are provided.

Course details

Dates: TBD
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Lunch on your own, noon - 1 p.m.)
Location: UNB Fredericton campus (campus map)
10 MacKay Drive, Marshall d'Avary Hall, Room 123
Course fee: $65 (+HST) includes $10 materials fee
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Byers

About the instructor

Andrew was born in Nova Scotia but lived for almost 20 years in England, where he studied, taught, and conducted research in a number of UK universities. It was during this time that he developed an interest in bees and beekeeping. When he returned to Canada in 2015, he began to build his interest into more than a hobby.

With a professional background in biological sciences and a research focus on the effects of pollutants on male fertility, an environmental awareness underpins his style of beekeeping. Andrew currently lives with his family in Fredericton and keeps bees in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

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