Campbell’s Gold is a go-to source for everything bees, including beekeeping equipment and clothing. Not a carpenter? No problem, we offer equipment assembly as well as sales, for a reasonable fee. Not only are we committed to providing you with quality beekeeping equipment, and a variety of styles of bee clothing to protect you out in the field, we also have qualified master beekeepers on hand to answer questions and to ensure you purchase only what you truly need. Beekeeping is a trade and an artform and one that’s best learned from asking a lot of questions to a variety of people with years of experience. Come with your questions and let us share our experience with you.
Here at Campbell’s Gold we no longer bring in foreign bee packages or queens. We are committed to the production of hygienic bee stock, meant to overwinter and thrive in the British Columbian climate. We sell four frame nucleus hives (nucs). We ensure that every nuc leaving Campbell’s Gold has a well mated queen, and a thriving, healthy colony building up. If they’re not ready, if they’re not healthy: they don’t get sold. We keep a waiting list each year, but can’t guarantee a delivery date or quantity until we assess conditions each spring. We test for hygienic behaviour and only breed from the best queens in our bee yard.
Please refer to the section above covering the basics of what you’ll need to start a bee colony. Campbell’s Gold is a go to source for all these items, as well as support and advice from qualified, master beekeepers. Above, we have also provided some hints and tips to help you avoid some common pitfalls.
If you hadn’t already heard, you should know that we’re big on sharing our knowledge and love of bees! Campbell’s Gold offers a beginner beekeeping course, as well as occasional workshops related to bees and beekeeping. You can also visit our Bees & Beekeeping page to learn more about bees and the history of beekeeping.