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Kelowna bee keeping courses


Beekeeping Courses and Dates for Year 2021.

The year 2020 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 2021
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. We will therefore provisionally only list the first few courses for 2021 and add courses as and when permitted by the health authorities.

March 6/7 Module 4 (Advanced course,entry required) (Fully booked)
March 27/28. Beginners Course 519V/W02/5000MH (Fully booked)
April 18 Queen breeding Course 521/W01/5000AL.Experience required.(Fully booked)
May 15/16 Beginners course 521/W02/5000MY (Fully booked)
Aug 21/22 Beginners course 521/W02/5000AT (Fully booked)
Aug 29 Module 3 (Advanced course,experience required)(Fully Booked)
Sept 25/26 Beginners Course 521V/W02/5000SR (9 places open)
****The September course will be the final course for 2021****
To prevent cross contamination in our bee yards, protective equipment is supplied for all the students.

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

2021 Beekeeping Classes

The classes and courses that are offered each month starting in March and going through to October 2021 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