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


Dr. Bee Honeyland Canada
17617 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 1Z1
Tel: 604-460-8889   Toll-free: 1-877-460-8889

Tugwell Creek Honey Far
8750 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC, V9Z 1H2
Tel: 250-642-1956

Urban Bee Supplies
6721 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta BC V4K 5C8
Tel: 604.364.1993

BC Bee Supply classes

4759 Hastings St.
Burnaby, BC, V5C 2K8

Tel: 236-888-1484

The Bee School with Brian Campbell
Richmond, BC
Tel: 604-277-9485

  • 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
Tel: 604-689-4446


  • 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.