Looking for good information on native pollinators and their conservation? The Xerces Society has what you’re looking for. Their site also has a great list of online and in-person workshops and informationals here.
Description: There is an acute shortage of beekeepers in BC and pollination services are in high demand, especially for berry crops in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. In addition to the business of beekeeping, one of the greatest benefits that beekeepers provide is the pollination of wild flowers, shrubs, and trees, resulting in a greener, healthier, and more beautiful planet.
KPU introduces its Commercial Beekeeping Program. This full-time 11 month training aims to address the significant shortage of beekeepers in British Columbia. It is designed to prepare students to start and manage a beekeeping operation of up to 300 colonies, and is a blend of classroom sessions, hands-on training and co-operative work experience with large-scale beekeepers in Western Canada.
KPU is the only accredited university in North America that offers training focused on commercial apiculture.
Address: KPU Cloverdale, 5500 180 St, Surrey, BC V3S 8C5