The Toronto Beekeepers Co-op (TBC) , in partnership with FoodShare Toronto, will conduct an educational day of urban beekeeping for beginners this February, 2013.

The Beekeeping 101 class includes lunch and will explore a wide range of apiary basics, including: bee friendly gardens; interactive hive and equipment demonstrations; bee biology and lifecycles; hive management and apitherapy. Beekeeping 101 takes place at FoodShare, 90 Croatia St., Toronto (Bloor & Dufferin area) on Saturday, February 2, 2013 registration is at 9:00 a.m., followed by the class at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Melanie Coates/ BEEGrrl  urban beekeeping from Fairmont Royal York hotel’s rooftop apiary


TBC, a 40 member volunteer organization in partnership with FoodShare, is a dynamic force in Toronto’s urban agriculture scene. As beekeepers and as educators they are dedicated to educating the public about the value of bees and their relation to Toronto’s urban landscape and ecosystem.

Volunteer members of the TBC have arranged a public introduction to beekeeping. Funds raised by the $45.00 admission fee will go to further the educational work of the Toronto Beekeepers Co-operative.

This is a ticketed, $45.00 per person public event, and it’s available on a first come, first registered service at:

Further information may be obtained by visiting or by email at