Tucked away in the Humber Arboretum's meadow is a collection of beehives which have for years provided delicious small batch honey and served as a point of interest for visiting students and tour groups.
Now, in partnership with Humber College, the Humber Arboretum is pleased to offer a series of courses and hands-on workshops centered around Sustainable Urban Beekeeping. Whether your focus is on supporting pollinators, creating local food for your family and community, or making your own small batch honey and by-products to sell, join the Humber Arboretum's experienced beekeepers for weekend sessions that can get you started on the path to healthy, thriving, urban hives.
Learners are free to pick and choose the courses that are of interest*, or complete 8 required courses and 2 electives to earn a Certificate of Participation through Humber College. See the full course descriptions below.
*Please note that several courses have pre-requisites. Read individual descriptions for details.
Anyone planning to take the full certificate can save over $300 by bundling the ten courses in advance for only $500 plus HST. (Please note, the $500 does not include additional material fees for electives.)
Do you know someone who would love to learn about Sustainable Urban Beekeeping? Gift certificates are available for the introductory course ($75 plus HST) or for the full certificate ($500 plus HST). We will provide you with a PDF gift certificate suitable for printing or emailing.
Did you miss "Sustainable Urban Beekeeping: The Basics" on February 4th? We've added another date in April so that there are more opportunities for people to complete the three intro courses which are prerequisites for participating in the workshops in the bee yard this spring. See the updated schedule below.
Read the course details below then, for more information on individual courses, to register for the full certificate in advance, or to purchase a gift certificate, you can contact the Humber Arboretum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-675-5009 Courses are also open for individual registration directly through Humber College's Continuing Education website.