The University of Regina Lifelong Learning Centre is offering an intermediate level course on beekeeping. Students will experience hands-on, in-the-field instruction (weather permitting) and invaluable information to move them from bee-having to bee-keeping. Taught by 5th generation beekeeper, Andrew Hamilton, students are sure to benefit from Andrew's years of experience and insight.
While this class will be taught at an intermediate level, even beginning beekeepers will benefit from the course content and experience (however, some experience with honeybees is expected).
This course taught by a Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region public health inspector is the requisite course to be able to process and sell food as a "Home Food Processor" under The Food Safety Regulations. The course will causes of foodborne illness, food handler hygiene, microbes, food safety plans, food storage, food preparation, serving food, and sanitation.
Attendees will receive the FoodSafe Level 1 Book and must pass a written exam at the end to get their certificate. If you would like to attend, please print out the Registration Form and mail it with your payment to the address on the form, or register online.
Dates: Saturday June 10, 2017. Lunch: Bring your own. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: to be determined Cost: $55
At the Club's 2017 annual meeting Morgan McLellan from the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region presented about food safety. A lively discussion ensued amongst a number of members about what exactly the legal requirements were for small honey producers, especially when it came to selling in a retail location. As no one was completely knowledgeable or prepared about the myriad of regulations applying to the sale of honey, a number of members were left more confused than they were at the beginning of the meeting. The Club determined that it would be good to clear up the confusion for members and Club President (and lawyer)
Yens Pedersen conducted a thorough review of the various laws. Read his detailed review here.
Come and enjoy this two day course which enables participants to experience both theory and practical field experience. Instructors include the Saskatchewan Beekeepers’ Association, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture staff and experienced beekeepers from the Regina Bee & District Bee Club. Every one of all experience levels are welcome. Click here for complete course description.