The basics of beekeeping revealed in Chilliwack at workshop

The workshop and the new handbook are designed to empower confidence in new beekeepers, and help those already developing skills

Chilliwack beekeeper Laura Cameron-Delisle has just published a handbook with all the basics for new and emerging beekeepers. She's also hosting an introduction to beekeeping workshop Nov. 6.

Chilliwack beekeeper Laura Cameron-Delisle has just published a handbook with all the basics for new and emerging beekeepers. She's also hosting an introduction to beekeeping workshop Nov. 6.

Chilliwack beekeeper Laura Cameron-Delisle has just published a handbook with all the basics for new and emerging beekeepers.

She’s also hosting an introduction to beekeeping workshop Nov. 6, with only a couple of seats remaining, where the handbook is free for attendees.

“I will go over how to get your bees, what equipment you will need, how to manage your hives through the months ahead and take care of your bees,” she says.

“This workshop is designed to empower confidence in new beekeepers, support decision-making and learning, and shed light on some of the mysteries you will discover in the world of beekeeping.

The new book will be a good companion to anyone considering taking on the challenge of beekeeping, and helpful to those who are already developing skills.

Cameron-Delisle has been raising honey bees for five years, and the book has been a labour of love she’s been working on for three years.

Workshop attendees will learn about life inside the hive, getting started, feeding the fees, and much more. It’s good for getting a sense of what beekeeping entails when it comes to diseases and pests, the role of the queen, making splits among many more aspects.

Email for more details to thebumblebeecircle@gmail.com.