Reduced Pricing for Innovative Beekeeping Mentorship Program

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Farms at Work is pleased to be able to announce a reduced price for the 2013 program, thanks to the support of our partners.

2013 Central Ontario Beekeeping Mentorship Program
in cooperation with Central Ontario Beekeepers Association and the STEP UP Mentorship Program (www.fmc-gac.com)

Program Description:  This program consists of 5 full days of hands-on skills/knowledge development appropriate to the beekeeping season plus one market day. A maximum of 5 participants will gather each day at the apiary of the mentor to spend the day practising skills and learning new and time-honored approaches to colony management and honey/beeswax production both in the apiary and the honey house.  The mentor will guide and supervise activities personally so as to transfer skills and knowledge most personally and effectively.  Access to the mentor between formal mentoring days will be available via telephone or upon arrangement with the mentor.

Mentor: Jerry Jerrard of Kawartha Lakes Honey
Start date: Winter 2013
Location:  Bobcaygeon, City of Kawartha Lakes, see http://goo.gl/maps/VvcWQ
Cost:  $350/program year 

Note: This program may also qualify for cost share funding under the Ontario government’s Growing Your Farm Profits program

For information contact:  Susan Chan, 705-652-0059schan.farmsatwork@gmail.com

This program is supported by:  Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, Farm Management Canada, Canadian 4-H Council, Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ Program, Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum, and the Government of Canada