BCHPA 2016 AGM & Convention

The Richmond Beekeepers Association is a proud host of this year’s British Columbia Honey Producers Association 97th Annual Fall Convention.

The convention is a 4 day event including a conference, workshop and trade show. The convention is being expanded this year to include more speakers than ever, themed over two days. In addition to the regular business day on Friday, October 14, the education portion of the convention will run Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16, including workshops and mini-lectures. Among the top presenters will be experts on best management practices for honey bees, the protection of pollinator habitat, queen-rearing and queen fertility plus new breakthroughs in pest management. We are also organizing a series of side-by-side talks geared for both the newcomer/beginner and commercial/serious sideliner.

Speakers include Danielle Downey, Michele Colopy, Larry Connor, Stephen Sheppard, Paul Stamets, Rudi Peters, Leonard Foster, Marta Guarna, Lori Weidenhamer, Virginia Abbott.

Convention Schedule

  • Wine & Cheese- Thursday October 13, 6-8pm
  • Trade Show- Friday October 14, 8am-5pm & Thursday October 15, 8am-6pm
  • AGM- Friday October 14- 8:30am-4pm
  • Banquet- Friday October 14, 7pm
  • Conference- Saturday October 15, 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Workshop- Sunday October 16, 8:30am-4pm

Please note, the trade show is free and open for anyone to attend.

Various ticket packages are available and early bird pricing, a 15% discount, is available until September 17.

The convention will be held at the Pacific Gateway Hotel, Richmond. This four-star hotel is located near Vancouver International Airport and is offering a special room rate for the nights of October 13th, 14th and 15th with Group Code 1610BCHO.  There are a limited number of rooms available at this discounted rate so book early.

For more information about this event, please go to bchoneyproducers.ca