A Branch of the British Columbia Honey Producers Association

Beekeeping Courses

2020 Beekeeping and Honey Production Introduction to Beekeeping

Discover  the fascinating  world of the honey  bee and learn beekeeping  and honey production  at the same time! Learn how to produce your own honey and manage your own bee hives.

No prior beekeeping experience necessary. Also very beneficial for those who have kept honey bees in the  past and want  to start  beekeeping again. A comprehensive introductory course.  A must to maximize success at  beekeeping. Field days with live bee hives will  be scheduled. In  2020, the course  is planned to run over two Saturdays. The days are Saturday March 7  and 14, 2020.   

Please  include your  email address, telephone number and postal address and  make your cheque payable to Ian Farber. Register now to guarantee enrolment.   Electronic funds transfer is now possible and preferred to Ian’s email address. 

  • Ian  Farber
  • 3249 Schubert  Road
  • Kamloops,  BC
  • V2B 6Y4
  • 250.579.8518
  • ian_farber@telus.net

Course  fee: $  225.00, plus  GST, which totals  $ 236.25 (GST #119357226). 
Couples:  $ 400 plus  GST, which totals  $ 420.00 (one set of  materials for couples)
Course  binder  and textbook  are included.

2020 Beekeeping and Honey Production Intermediate class

Register early as this course fills up quickly. Cheque payable to Ian Farber An electronic funds transfer or cheque of $ 100.00 will hold your place in the course.

Advanced Courses

Each spring and summer there are several courses offered in the Kamloops area. They range from beginner classes for those who have never even seen a bee hive to very advanced and specialized aspects of beekeeping. As dates become available for courses they are posted on this page or on the BCHPA website.

Please  include your  email address, telephone number and postal address and  make your cheque payable to Ian Farber. Register now to guarantee enrolment.   Electronic funds transfer is now possible and preferred to Ian’s email address. 

  • Ian  Farber
  • 3249 Schubert  Road
  • Kamloops,  BC
  • V2B 6Y4
  • 250.579.8518
  • ian_farber@telus.net

BCHPA Certified Instructor Courses

The BC Honey Producers Association offers a program to train beekeeping instructors. Please inquire through the BCHPA and see information available on the BCHPA website. This course is often available in conjunction with the BCHPA AGM or the Semi-Annual meeting that is often held in Kamloops.

Some Comments from Recent Courses

“Very informative + liked your willingness to answer all questions without feeling rushed”

“For 1st timers this has been of extreme value”

“Questions and any input was encouraged and answered to the best of Ian’s knowledge”

“Excellent. I really enjoyed the course”

“I have hives but sure filled in the blanks I didn’t know”

“Although I don’t feel like I know it all at this point I feel confident enough as a beginner and feel like I now have a network of resources to help me along the way.”

“Thank you for sharing your experience and time. The course is valuable to all and it is great to see information shared to such a diverse group….”