Kelowna Bee Keeping Courses

Welcome to Bees Incorporated, nestled in the middle of the beautiful Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada. As Queen producers we have always been committed to a natural, chemical free, open mated bee breeding system.

We only breed from our tried and tested “VICTORIAN” survivor stock, thus retaining the positive genetic pool, which has proved itself in the cooler Okanagan temperatures.

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Kelowna bee keeping courses




Beekeeping Courses

Beekeeping Courses for 2014.

We are pleased to announce that the response to the Beekeeping Courses has been overwhelming even to the extent that all the courses offered in October are all fully booked. The calibre of students at all course levels has been of a very high standard, with most of them already keeping bees of their own and showing excellent results. The most popular course has been the beginners  basic beekeeping  and is made up of six hours of instruction in the laboratory and four hours of practical application in our teaching bee yard. Protective equipment is supplied for the Field Work. Due to the practical nature of this course, class sizes have to be restricted.

The October courses are for advanced beekeeping and have entry requirements.All the October courses are fully booked and wait listed.

Should there be sufficient interest in one last basic beekeeping course for this year, we will endeavor to put one together, just contact us if you are interested.

You ongoing interest in bees and beekeeping is always appreciated.

2014 Beekeeping Classes

The classes and courses that are offered each month starting in March and going through to November 2014, are grouped to allow students to select a class or classes according to their  previous knowledge or expertise.

One of the many comments from the students



We are pleased to report that we have successfully run a Basic Beginners Course in which the practical component was adapted for wheel chairs. Added to this the BBC (Backyard Beekeepers Club) membership now exceeds 200 members, which is made up mainly of past students and researchers. It is indeed heartwarming to see and hear how this wonderful group has grown and progressed in their respective fields of expertise. Keep up the good work!

For more information, please contact us and let us know what course type you would be interested in. We will then forward a curriculum and registration details.

Class sizes are restricted due to the practical nature of the course and courses could be modified to suit differing levels of expertise.

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The Famous “Victorian” Queen Bee

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All our processes are natural, just as nature wanted it to be

After many years of cross breeding from selected survivor stock, together with stringent field testing and peer evaluation, we feel that we have a Queen Bee that will perform well in our current beekeeping conditions. Especially in the harsher Canadian climate.

We ensure all our virgin queens (in the four frame nucleus hives) have access to a huge number of drones (in the three supered hive). This closed mating yard produces queens from April through to September. All our processes are natural, just as nature wanted it to be.

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Kelowna bee keeping courses