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Kelowna bee keeping courses


Beekeeping Courses and Dates for Year 2022.

The year 2021 presented some interesting challenges. This did not deter the demand for beekeeping courses which were presented using protocols set out by the health authorities. The calibre of students at all course levels was of a very high standard, with most of the students now busy keeping bees of their own and showing excellent results. The most popular course was the Beginners Beekeeping Course that was made up of five hours of instruction in the laboratory and five hours of hands on practical application in our teaching bee yard. Protective equipment is always supplied for the Field Work. Due to the practical nature of this course, class sizes have to be restricted.

All the courses are presented in Kelowna Vic Macdonald and course members become part of the BBC Backyard Beekeepers Club and can then enjoy special pricing on bees and equipment.

Courses and Dates for Year 2022
With the ongoing Covid restrictions and protocols constantly changing we will be moving ahead cautiously with the presentation of our courses implementing current protocols as set out by the Health Authorities. Courses and Dates for Year 2022 will therefore provisionally only list the first few courses for 2022 and add courses as and when permitted by the health authorities.

March 26/27. Beginners Course 522V/W02/5000MH (Fully Booked)
April 23/24. Beginners Course 522/W02/5000AL (Fully Booked)
May 21/22 Beginners Course 522/W02/5000MY (Fully Booked)
May 29 Module 3 (Advanced course,experience required)(Fully Booked)

*********Courses for August to October 2022**********
To prevent cross contamination in our bee yards, protective equipment is supplied for all the students.
August 20/21. Beginners course 522V/W02/5000AT (Fully Booked).
September 3 Module 4 (Advanced course, experience is required (Fully Booked).
September 17/18. Beginners course 522V/W02/5000SR (Fully Booked).
October 15/16. Beginners course 522V/W02/5000OR (Fully Booked).
October 22 Winterizing bee colonies in BC 422V/W01/4000OR (Fully Booked).
For registration procedures and any added information just send us an email to  Looking forward to another enjoyable year of beekeeping.

2022 Beekeeping Classes

The classes and courses that are offered each month starting in March and going through to October 2022 are grouped to allow students to select a class or classes according to their  previous knowledge or expertise.

One of the comments from Okanagan College:

“The evaluations are some of the best I have ever seen so congratulations to you” Jill H.

One of the many comments from the students:

“Surpassed my expectations, a  fantastic practical session that  convinced me that I was ready to get started with my own bee colony” Jason. F.

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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Kelowna bee keeping courses