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
Greater Vancouver, BC
Contact: Jaqui Bunse   Tel: 604-521-4493   Mobile: 604-240-7600

  • Introductory Beekeeping Course
  • Bee Masters

HoneyLand Canada
17617 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 1Z1
Tel: 604-460-8889   Toll-free: 1-877-460-8889   Fax: 604-460-8887

Honey Bee Centre
7480 – 176 Street, Surrey, BC, V3S 7B1
Tel: 604-575-2337   Toll Free: 1-877-975-2337   Fax: 604-575-2338

Kootenay Bees
Nelson, BC

Two Bees Apiary
North Vancouver, BC

Urban Bee Supplies
6721 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta BC V4K 5C8
Tel: 778-990-2176

Bees Incorporated
Kelowna, BC
Tel: 250-764-1825

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   Fax: 604-689-4242


  • 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.