A Branch of the British Columbia Honey Producers Association

Beekeeping Program

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is offering the only Commercial Beekeeping course in the Province of British Columbia. 

This full-time 11 month Commercial Beekeeping program aims to address the significant shortage of beekeepers in British Columbia. It is designed to prepare a student to start and manage a beekeeping operation of up to 300 colonies, which will provide sufficient income to support a family. The training starts in January and is offered in three blocks; the first and third block of 3 months each consist of classroom sessions combined with hands-on training. The second block runs from April to August and is a 5-month paid work experience opportunity with a large-scale commercial beekeeper in Western Canada. These practicum placements may be outside of BC and may include placements in Alberta or Saskatchewan.

Contact Alyssa Purse at KPU

  • Coordinator, Commercial Beekeeping
  • Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • 604.599.2996
  • alyssa.purse@kpu.ca
  • www.kpu.ca