We are thrilled to share our knowledge and love of bees and the environment with the next generation! As such, we are delighted to welcome school groups to visit our farm. Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May and June, 2024 Duration: 1.5 hrs depending on the size and ages of the group Cost: $12 per student  *No charge for Teachers and Leaders If you would like to book a school tour, please contact us at info@campbellsgold.com.   Preparation: The Canadian Honey Council has lesson plans which teachers may find helpful to review and adapt as required to the learning level of their students. It is always a good idea to expose the children to some form of learning about bees before they come to the honey farm, in order to make their experience more meaningful. The tours are interactive and designed to meet the learning needs of different age groups and class sizes. They are also meant to be fun and games-with-aims are an integral part of our tours. This means that an adequate number of leaders/volunteers are needed to participate and to be available at all times to help monitor and guide behaviour throughout the tour. Please note that respectful behaviour and listening skills are an important part of this farm tour. Name tags are extremely helpful and improve the personalization of the experience. We love for parents and other valued friends and family members to participate and be involved in all the fun. Please keep in mind though that we’d prefer to have your undivided attention in order to give the best possible experience to the children. If you must answer the phone or chat, please move to an area away from the tour as to not distract from the fun. Be Aware: Teachers should inform Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm Facilitators of anyone who has known honeybee sting allergies and ensure that parents are aware that participation is at their own risk. Those with known allergies will not be included in the tour to the live hive. We recommend that anyone attending not wear any perfume or hair spray or highly scented deodorant or creams. We have never had a problem with anyone being stung on a formal tour, but scents can confuse the bees and encourage them to buzz around the highly scented individual a bit more than they would if there was no scent. Bees also don’t like things that are really shiny or the smell of bananas. If you...

Join us for a FREE informational tour of the many plants and trees we have on our farm to help provide nutrition to keep the honey bees healthy and happy. There will be one Saturday tour in spring, summer, and fall, so if you choose, you can see the different floral food sources throughout the seasons. Spring Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2024 – 11:00am to 12:00pm Summer Date: Saturday, July 20th, 2024 – 11:00am to 12:00pm Fall Date: Saturday, September 7th, 2024 – 11:00am to 12:00pm...

Registering for the Intermediate Beekeeping Course: If you would like to register for the Intermediate Beekeeping course held at the farm, please register below. You may pay for the course upfront or place a non-refundable $75.00 deposit, to hold your seat, with final payment due at class commencement. COVID protocols, if any, in place at the time of the event will be adhered to...

When: Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Cost: $20.00   *Free for those taking the Beginner Beekeeper course at Campbells Gold in 2020 and 2021 at Campbells Gold Who: All ages, intended for new beekeepers or beekeepers wanting to refresh their skills 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....

Dates: Feb 26 to May 4, 2024 Monday Evening theory classes 7pm – 9pm Feb 26 – Introduction to Beekeeping, beekeeping equipment and tools, locating your hive. March 4 – In this session, its all about the bees - social structure, anatomy, communication, etc. March 11 – This session is all about the contemporary hive management issues - pests, parasites, pathogens, poor nutrition, pesticides, and more. We will touch on detection, management, and treatments strategies and these will all be reinforced during the field days. March 18 – This session covers the seasons of the beekeeping year, spring management, summer management, fall & winter management strategies. March 25 – In this session we explore beehive products, honeybee foraging, and how honey is made. We also prepare for the final exam with a fun trivia game. Exam date is April 8, 2024 Saturday field days 9am to 12pm April 20 – we learn about building equipment, caring for and sanitizing equipment and tools, and equipment needs in the various seasons of the beekeeping year. April 27 – we play with bees and beehive management for this session – everyone gets into a hive or 2 and learns how to inspect, using what they have learned in theory, putting it into practice. May 4th  - we participate in observing bees in nature, detecting hive status. We will explore a range of options available and then work together to decide what actions/management strategies and/or treatments may be required (if required at all). Cost is $300 and a deposit of $75 is required at the time of registration. Payment on the balance is required on the first day of class Feb 26th. If registering as a group or family, second and subsequent registrations are $250 for members of the group/family. Registration or further information via info@campbellsgold.com....

When: Sep 27 & 28, 2019 | Fri 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Sat 10am – 3pm (date is being rescheduled) Cost: $250 pp* Intro to mead making is over two days, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Friday and 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday. Friday evening is about sensory issues associated with wine and the Saturday is an active day where we learn about cleanliness and making a batch of Mead.  Participants can’t take the Mead away but we offer bottles of finished wine as part of the course fee. If you are interested in this workshop, please register online!: *Participants must be 19 years or older ...

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 19, 2023 Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Cost: $20.00  *Free for those who completed the Beginner Beekeeping course at our farm in 2022 If you are interested in this workshop, please register by email....

Dates: Throughout July and August, 2023 Time: 1:00pm to 2:00 pm Cost: $10 per person Adventure with us and tag along with a beekeeper to learn about topical issues in real time. Includes a visit to a live hive! Bring all of your questions! If you are interested in one of these workshops, please register by email. ...

Date: May 20, 2023 Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Cost: $20.00 each  *Free for those who completed the Beginner Beekeeping course at our farm in 2022 Who: For new beekeepers Being an experienced beekeeper takes time, practice, and mentorship. This session is for all beekeeping levels and focuses on how in our apiary we set our bees up for a season of success: monitoring and managing spring colony build up or decline appropriate spring mite monitoring and treatments pollen and nectar collection and so much more. Bring your curiosity and questions and join us for a hive-opening experience! If you are interested in this workshop, please register by email.   ...

This activity is designed for a fun family learning experience, and it is child friendly. Come and learn a little about what our pollinators need to survive and specifically how we can help the honey bees by planting bee friendly plants (rain or shine so dress appropriately). Hear about the bees and their role in our food production. You will receive a short informational session on honey bees, experience in planting seeds/plants, a pkg of seeds to plant when you return home, as well as a pkg of 10 honey straws or small jar of honey (whichever you choose). Come back in the summer during the sunflower patch days or for a bee garden demonstration tour, to see the end result of beneficial planting for the bees. Date: Saturday May 13, 2023 Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Price: $8 per person (free for children under 5) Note: This event is on rain or shine, so please dress appropriately! If you are interested in this workshop, please register by email.  ...