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Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jan 31, 2020.
  • Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,880.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,640.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,340.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,040.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,820.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,670.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,520.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,365.00
  • Women only Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,230.00
  • Women only Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,230.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,230.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,230.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,157.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,120.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,080.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,042.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on June 7
Ends with lunch on June 12

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $565

Package Price: $1,042.50 - $2,355 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Taxes and fees are additional.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available. A $195 refundable deposit is required, please apply within your registration form.

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Beekeeping & Hive Health

With Steve Sheppard, PhD

June 7 - 12, 2020

Honey bees and humans have interacted for thousands of years, in a relationship that started with honey “hunting” and continued in some systems to enable industrial agriculture.

Awareness of the complexity of this highly social organism is key to appreciate the “how to” actions of mindful beekeeping. Beekeeping has been described as an Art, and you will use your senses fully to engage in a process that strives to build a mutually beneficial relationship.

Watch as Steve gives us a formal introduction to the Hollyhock bees!

Presenter

Steve Sheppard, PhD
Dr. Steve Sheppard is the Thurber Professor of Apiculture in the Department of Entomology at Washington State University. His graduate research at the University of Illinois centred on population genetics and evolution in honey bees. Prior to joining the faculty at WSU, Steve worked as a research scientist for the US Department of Agriculture, conducting research on Africanized honey bees and the genetic processes that accompany insect range expansions. In collaboration with mycologist Paul Stamets and Fungi Perfecti, the WSU Bee Program is involved in a major research effort to use fungi as a biological control agent for parasitic mites and to…
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