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Kelowna bee keeping courses


2018 Beekeeping Courses.

We were pleased to see a tremendous increase in the demand for Beekeeping Courses presented during 2017. 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  basic beekeeping course that was made up of six hours of instruction in the laboratory and four hours of practical application in our teaching bee yard. Protective equipment was always supplied for the Field Work. Due to the practical nature of this course, class sizes have to be restricted.

First Semester Courses and Dates for Year 2018
April 7 and 8 Beginners Course 519V/WO2/5000AL1 (Fully Booked)
April 21 and 22 Beginners Course 519V/W02/5000AL2 (Fully Booked)
April 29 (5 hours)Module Seven:Selection and breeding of honeybees.[Experience and entry requirements needed for module seven](Fully Booked)
May 26 and 27 Beginners Course 519V/W02/5000MY (Fully Booked)
July 21 (5 hours) Module Two:This is a special request specially for BBC students with one years practical experience.This course will be done in the bee yard.#519V/W1/5000JY.

Second Semester Courses and Dates for Year 2018
August 25 and 26 Beginners course 519V/W02/5000AT (Course postponed to 29th and 30th of September due to the impact of the excessive smoke on the bee colonies)
September 15 Module Two course 519V/W01/5000SR Entry requirements(Fully booked)
September 29 and 30 Beginners course 519V/W02/5000SR (2 places open)
October 20 and 21 Introduction to beekeeping PIR395 (Fully booked)
October 27 IPM and Winterizing Colonies 519V/W01/5000OR (6 places open)

To prevent cross contamination, all the protective equipment is supplied.
Let us know what you are interested in? All the courses are presented in Kelowna BC. Please keep in mind that all course members automatically become members of the BBC (Backyard Beekeepers Club) and therefor enjoy discounted pricing on equipment and bees.

For registration procedures and any added information just send us an email to  Looking forward to another enjoyable year of beekeeping.

2018 Beekeeping Classes

The classes and courses that are offered each month starting in March and going through to October 2018, 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