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.
We are once again offering the BC Honey Producers Association certified Beginner Beekeeping Course.
See below for details and how to register.
We are certified by the B.C. Honey Producer’s Association to teach this Beginner Beekeeping Course. This course is broken into 6 Zoom sessions, 4 outside hands-on sessions, and a final examination (date to be arranged).
The following is a guide to what will be covered:
ONLINE THEORY SESSIONS VIA ZOOM
Scheduled for 6 Mondays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. We will cover basic theory components of the course.
April 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17
Hands-on experiences for at least four (2.5 hours each) Saturday sessions (May 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29) with bees, equipment, feeding and treatments. Note: We will limit the size of the outside hands-on sessions according to public health guidelines and may have to run an afternoon and morning option to accommodate everyone. The morning session will run 9:30am- 12:00 pm and if required, the afternoon session would be 1:30pm to 3:00 p.m.
Exam day: to follow completion of the theory of the course.
The course fee of $250 will include the course materials, instruction, final examination and experience with bees. Upon successful completion of the exam, a certificate will be issued. A $50 deposit is required upon registration with the balance due at the time you pick up your learning materials from our Country Store located at 2595 Lefeuvre Road. Days to pick up your course materials*:
April 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11.
*For those not in the Fraser Valley, we will mail your materials in time to begin the course on April 12th.
We have agreed to work with UFV to offer an “Introduction to Beekeeping” Course @ UFV through their continuing studies program at a site in Abbotsford. This will be a slightly enhanced program from what we offer on the farm and registration will be done through UFV – check out their calendar for registration details.
A non-refundable $50.00 deposit is required to hold your seat for this course with final payment due at Class commencement on April 12, 2021.
If you wish to register for the course hosted by UFV, please do so through their website: www.ufv.ca/continuing-education/courses/agriculture-horticulture/gardening/
Pre-paid registration is required for all of these events (unless otherwise specified).
To register for an event, please register online. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].
Presenter: Werner Klann
Presenter’s Bio: Werner retired approximately 10 years ago, and shortly after developed a passion for our environment and the Mason Bee. What inspired him about the Mason Bees was their hard work ethics. Over the years he researched the Internet and purchased his own Mason Bees which he set up on his brother’s farm…
This is a basic beginner class where all ages are welcome! Roll your own beeswax candles or make your own molded beauties in two different styles! Beeswax candles are all natural and smell so lovely. Be prepared for two hours of fun. An advanced fluted and tapered class is available for those wanting more of a challenge. Email us directly for advanced classes!
When: Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Cost: $15.00 (Covid-19 pandemic: social distancing protocol)
*Free for those taking the Beginner Beekeeping course at Campbells Gold in 2020 and 2021 at Campbells Gold
This workshop is designed for beginner beekeepers who have taken a basic course but are looking for assistance in putting theory into practice to ensure that their bees are prepared for winter survival.
If you are interested in this workshop, please register online:
Sunflower Offering: A beautiful sunflower border will be planted for the bees again. As part of the Fraser Valley Sunflower Trail, we are inviting our customers to stroll the gardens. Stop by to get your fix for ‘all things honey’ –including honey wine–and then take a gander through the flowers. Buy a sunflower stem for $1 or six for $5!
If you would like to help us maintain the sunflower border, we will gift you with a bouquet of sunflowers!
Can’t get enough Mead in your life? Well fret not, we’re here to support you in your love of mead. Consider joining the Campbell’s Gold Mead Club and access early notice of new releases, great discounts on all your mead purchases, and other great benefits!
Campbell’s Gold will also be involved in other off-farm events throughout the year, as well as regular attendance at local farmers markets. Find a listing of all other events on our News & Events Page.