Bees... are an endangered species!

Would you love to produce your own honey, save the bees, and help the environment? Bob Valcov, our beekeeper-teacher, is passionate about his work. He will give you the bug! Though the course is instructed in English, Bob fluently speaks French.

This workshop covers:

  • a brief history of beekeeping
  • simple biology of the honeybee
  • pollination
  • basic requirements and needs for getting started
  • seasonal hive management
    • feeding
    • queens
    • swarms,
    • over-wintering
  • diseases and pests
  • harvesting and processing of honey and beeswax.

Hopefully, a visit to an apiary is possible during the course, but not guaranteed. 

Course Schedule

As the fall Beekeeping course went so buzzingly well, another workshop will be offered in March:

Backyard Beekeeping 18-hour non-credit workshop offered onsite the main campus.

Start: March ,14 2023

End date: March 30, 2023

Days of week: Tuesday, Thursday

Hours: 6 – 9 pm

Delivery Format: Onsite main campus

Room: B113

Teacher: Bob Valcov

Deadline to register: March 1, 2023

Space is limited. There is a maximum of 15 students for this course.

Also, the course could be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

# of hours
Days of week
  • 1081
    Backyard Beekeeping - start at March 14, 2023

    Location: Gatineau Campus ONSITE

    Deadline to register: March 1, 2023

    $173.95 plus taxes ($200 taxes included)
    Start: March ,14 2023 End date: March 30, 2023
    Tue Thu
    6pm to 9pm
    $173.95 plus taxes ($200 taxes included)
    Start: March ,14 2023 End date: March 30, 2023
    Tue Thu
    6pm to 9pm

Payment Methods

Your registration will be official when payment has been received. As soon as you receive confirmation of reception of the registration form, please activate your Omnivox account by following the instructions in your confirmation.  Pay online using your Omnivox account, by credit card or Visa debit card. Cégep Heritage College cannot accept cash payments nor personal cheques.  ALL payments MUST be made using a debit card (including Visa debit), credit card, money order or certified cheque. Payments can also be made by mail or in person at Student Services.

  • Please note: Professional and Personal Development Courses/Workshops are subject to all applicable taxes, (except for language courses which are not subject to taxes).

Refund / Withdraw Policy 

Participants wishing to withdraw must contact Student Services.

  1. Participants wishing to withdraw before the second scheduled class: partial refund ($30.00 administration fee will apply).
  2. Participants wishing to withdraw after the second scheduled class: no refund.
  3. Any course/workshop cancelled by the College: full refund to participants.

**Schedule and prices in effect may change without notice but we make all efforts to post on our website in a timely manner.


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