Our great bee adventure began on April 8th, 2017 when my son, Worth and I got up at the crack of dawn to attend an introductory beekeeping course at Grant McEwan University. Actually, it started at 8:30am and we did have time to sneak in a Starbucks coffee. Organized by the Edmonton and District Beekeepers Association, veteran beekeepers Craig Toth and Malcolm Connell took turns explaining various aspects of practical beekeeping. They had handouts, hives and a wide array of beekeeping equipment. By early afternoon, our heads were chocker full of information and our eyes bright with enthusiasm.