Courses and Training for Beekeepers
This course is offered for free and is open to anyone. The course is a simplified and shorter version of the Classroom course. It covers a full range of topics related to beekeeping management, disease diagnosis and controls.
The course involves four webinar sessions on consecutive Saturday mornings from 0900 - 1130 (PST). Prior to each session, registrants will receive an email with suggested reading materials and references. There is no lab session or field day.
If you wish to be notified when course details and registration become available, please send an email to Paul van Westendorp with your name, email address and location.
Bee Master Course
The Bee Master course is offered every other year in February. This course is intended for beekeepers with extensive experience who wish to learn more about apiculture research and science. (This course has little to do with beekeeping management and is not recommended for beginner beekeepers).
The Bee Master course in an intense one-week course held at UBC. Lectures are presented daily by invited researchers and speakers from Canada and United States. An optional 3-hour written exam is offered at the end of the course and upon successful completion, a Bee Master Certificate will be issued.
The biennial Bee Master course was first developed and introduced by the BC Ministry of Agriculture in the mid-1950s and is the oldest advanced beekeeping course in North America.
If you wish to be notified when course details become available, please send an email to Paul van Westendorp with your name and email address:
The Buzz on Beekeeping: A Guide to Bringing Up Bees in Your Own Backyard
This guide will get you on the right track toward your very own backyard bee colony by discussing the benefits of beekeeping, necessary tools and equipment, and offering advice on how to choose and build the right set-up for your yard.
Plan Bee Now
Plan Bee Now! is on mission to save all bees that guarantees future food security and ecosystem services . I mean more than just honey bees because BC has 450 species of native bees.
Honey Bees and Beekeeping: A Year in the Life of an Apiary
Designed to teach novices the basics of beekeeping and to give more experienced beekeepers expanded knowledge. It traces the development of ten honey bee colonies from start-up through a complete year of management. By known entomologist Keith S. Delaplane, Ph.D.
Free Workshops held on the second Saturday of every month, from 10am- noon by Theo Fredrich
15 minutes south of Nanaimo, BC.
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms is a family beekeeping business (and blog) designed to encourage, assist and educate others in the wonderful experience of keeping honeybees. Our business has experienced rapid growth due to the growing number of individuals from all walks of life who are getting started in keeping honeybees. Perhaps you will be the next one! David Burns is an EAS certified Master Beekeeper.
Brushy Mountain Bee Farm Video Library
Excellent video library Called webinar
Brushy Mountain Diseases & Pests
BeesCene - must be BCHPA member (cost is $40 per year)
this is a publication from the British Columbia Honey Producer's association.