Kelowna bee keeping courses


Beekeeping Courses and Dates for 2024.

The year 2023 presented some interesting challenges. This did not deter the demand as all the course levels presented were fully booked. 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. 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, BC by Vic Macdonald and course members become part of the BBC (Backyard Beekeepers Club), BBC Newsletter and can then enjoy special pricing on bees and equipment.

Courses and Dates for Year 2024

13 April: 10am – 2pm One day Beginners hands on practical Beekeeping(Fully Booked)
27 April: 10am – 2pm Beginners Field Day in an active bee yard.(Fully Booked)
11 May: 10am – 2pm Practical Beekeeping.(Fully Booked)
25/26 July: Includes Expertise evaluation at level Three (Fully Booked)
26 August: One day Beginners Hands On practical Beekeeping
19 October: Winterizing Plus. Practical Field Day

The classes and courses that are offered each month starting in March and going through to October 2024 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.

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

Kelowna bee keeping courses