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Beekeeping Network

We organize get-togethers for those who are already beekeepers and we hold information sessions on beekeeping for people who want to start! (Join VV, then Beekeeping)

Location: Vancouver
Members: 130
Latest Activity: Jul 16, 2015

Beekeeeping is part of the Village Food Group and Neighbourhood Food Network

Dear beekeepers and other beekeeping enthusiasts,

I encourage you to become part of a neighbourhood group where you can meet in person with other beekeepers regularly (or with people interested in beekeeping). Steve and I are part of a group of about 10 beekeepers that was created last spring. We had a couple of get-togethers last year and it was invaluable (and fun!) to learn from each others’ experiences. So far I have responses from people who would like to start a group in the Commercial Drive area, Dunbar and North Vancouver. I suggest creating groups based on where you live - having people that live near by who can lend a hand (or hive box if your bees swarm!) can be very helpful.


Please note that during Anna's absence, you may contact Steve Sandve (beekeeper) or Cylia for questions and help furthering ideas related to beekeeping.  (Click on the links at their names above to open up their Village page, and write them a note on their Comment Wall.)


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Comment by Anya Chase on July 28, 2010 at 2:01pm
Hi, Check out the next edition of Beekeeping Journal of Blessed bee farms, from Brian Campbell, Cheers Anna

BB_News_Issue 2.pdf
Comment by Anya Chase on July 15, 2010 at 8:29am
HI all, Check out a biweekly Beekeeping Journal of Blessed bee farms, from Brian Campbell, Cheers AnnaBBNews_01.pdf
Comment by isaac rosen-purcell on July 4, 2010 at 9:26pm
I am learning to take care of a hive here in Vancouver. and the hive has swarmed and i am not absolutely sure what to do so if any can help that would be great
Comment by Hannah Carpendale on July 3, 2010 at 7:36am
Hi everyone,
I have a friend who has started out with beekeeping recently and is now looking for his own equipment (suit, veil, smoker). I thought I'd check here if anyone has any to give away before he looks into buying. Thanks!
Comment by Vanessa Andres on June 23, 2010 at 12:44pm
Hi Patrick,

That sounds great...we need to get these bees out of the cage and into a hive ASAP...could you please leave us your contact info or give Joe a call at 778.628.9277 very shortly? Thanks!
Comment by Patrick Payne on June 23, 2010 at 12:28pm
Hi Vanessa - I have a friend who has just set up his hive etc and is looking for a swarm - perhaps we should connect...

Comment by Vanessa Andres on June 23, 2010 at 10:47am
Hello fellow beekeepers,

I've been keeping bees for about 4 years now and am interested in connecting with other beekeepers in the neighbourhood! Myself and my boyfriend Joe live on E.19th. Joe has an earth-friendly wasp and bee removal company called JoeWasp (, and as such we often find ourselves with honeybees on our hands that need a home.

We are currently looking for a home for 1, possibly 2 honeybee swarms. We would love to hook fellow Vancouver beekeepers up with honeybees. If you are looking for bees and might be interested in purchasing a swarm, please contact us!
Comment by Patrick Payne on April 27, 2010 at 4:16pm
Hi - happy to join the group - thanks for the invite!
Comment by Yee Tong on April 18, 2010 at 1:55pm

It's been a while since I've had my hands on the honey, but everywhere I turn I am reminded of the wonderful functional beauty of this art and science.

Interested in networking and getting some new inspiration.
Comment by Karen Andrew on April 17, 2010 at 1:09pm
this would be a very useful site to access when someone needs help with their hive(s). often 2 people are better than one for many of the

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