Please do not consider this list exhaustive or an endorsement of any. The Strathcona Beekeepers Association also maintains a list of courses here.
Ministry of Agriculture- Apiculture
Courses run by Paul Van Westendorp, BC’s provincial apiculturist
- Webinar courses
- Beginner courses
- Bee Master course
Tugwell Creek Honey Far
8750 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC, V9Z 1H2
- The EYA has been running a free beekeeping program for youth aged 16 to 29 for several years now. Successful applicants study with a team of experienced beekeepers to learn the art and science of beekeeping. This intergenerational program aims to pass on skills and knowledge to our youth to carry on our apicultural traditions.
The Environmental Youth Alliance Urban Beekeeping Program
Suite 517-119 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1S5
- The Richmond Farm School- Kwantlen Polytechnic University
12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W 2M8
- Sustainable Urban Beekeeping Certificate- Langara College Continuing Studies
100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Y 2Z6
- With this series of courses in small-scale and organic urban beekeeping, emphasis is placed on hands-on learning. You will have ample opportunity to spend time in the hives, building confidence and learning to manage bees. This program will teach best practices to beginners, reinvigorate experienced beekeepers and offer opportunities to take hive management and practices to higher levels. It is also ideal for those interested in learning more about pollination and pollinators.