Bee Education

Why We Like to Educate

Through our own education and experience working with bees and in agriculture, we are acutely aware of their importance for a healthy, sustainable future for our local communities and the world. At Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm & Meadery we believe sharing our knowledge is as important as producing premium honey-based products.

As a family, we strive to educate about the importance of bees in our food supply chain, but also to inspire people of all ages to embrace their place in the natural world and to engage in positive practices that support a sustainable future for all.

Bee Education Workshops

PLEASE NOTE:
Activities and education classes involving live honey bees are not recommended for anyone with known honey bee sting allergies.
As we are a honey farm, there are many beehives on the property throughout the year.
All events and educational classes will adhere to BC’s Public Health Officer if any restrictions are required at that time the event or class is taking place

Beginner Beekeeping Course

Date: Feb 26 to May 4, 2024

Evening theory classes are 7-9pm (Feb 26, March 4, 11, 18, & 25)
Exam date is April 8, 2024
Saturday field days are April 20, 27, and May 4th from 9am-12pm

Cost: $300 and a deposit of $75 is required at the time of registration

Registration or further information via info@campbellsgold.com.

Campbell's Gold - Educational School Tours

Educational Tours

We will resume educational school tours in 2024 in May & June, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We encourage you to book early as there will be limited capacity.

Cost: $12 per student (Teacher/leaders no cost)
Time: Duration 1 hr to 1.5 hrs depending on size and age of the group. (seeds and honey)

Campeblls Gold Workshop - Spring Happenings in the Hive

Spring Happenings in the Hive

The session will be focused on how we help ensure the bees are looked after in the spring to pre-position them for a healthy start of the honey year.  This time of year is a time to create new queens and much more.

Date: May 18, 2024
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Price: $20.00 each  *Free for those who completed the Beginner Beekeeping course at Campbells Gold in previous years

Campbells Gold Workshop - Fall & Winter Hive Management

Fall Hive Management Workshop

This workshop is designed for beginner beekeepers who have taken a basic course or experienced beekeepers looking for a refresher. We focus on putting theory into practice to ensure that the bees are prepared for winter survival.

Date: August 17, 2024 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Cost: $20.00  *Free for those who completed the Beginner Beekeeping course at Campbells Gold in previous years
If you are interested in this workshop, please register contact us at info@campbellsgold.com

PLEASE NOTE: Beekeeping Courses On Hold

We will continue to offer the spring management and fall/winter management workshops but are temporarily suspending beekeeping courses as we plan how best to deliver them, moving forward. Apologies for any disappointment this may cause. Please do check back or follow us on social media for updates.

Campbells Gold - Certified Beginner Beekeeping Course

Certified Beginner Beekeeping Course

Dates: Not running in 2023

Campbells Gold - Intermediate Beekeeping Course

Intermediate Beekeeping Course

Dates: Not running in 2023

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