Are you a leader? Do you want to make a difference? Do you like working outdoors? Then KPU’s Commercial Beekeeping program could “bee” for you!
BC, along with many other parts of the world are facing a shortage of beekeepers. Pollination services are currently in high demand — especially in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley region — and the price of honey is at an all-time high. Students who complete the program will be prepared to enter a diverse and in-demand industry.
This 11-month, full-time program aims to address the significant shortage of commercial-level beekeepers in BC. Through classes, hands-on training, and work experience, you’ll have the skills to manage an operation of up to 300 colonies, which could provide sufficient income to support a family. The program runs in 3 modules and includes a 5 month paid work term placement.
The program begins in January each year, following the annual apiculture cycle in BC and runs in three sessions:
- Session 1(January – May): Theory and Practice of Apiculture
- Session 2 (May – August): Work-term
- Session 3 (September – December): Principles of Bee Business Management
Beekeeping Program Info Sessions:
KPU is now accepting applicants for the 2017 intake of the Commercial Beekeeping Program. They will host info sessions about the program from July to October in Vancouver, Richmond, Langley and Surrey. To view dates, locations and to register, please visit KPU’s website.