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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: 132
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 Ross Moster on January 24, 2013 at 11:24am

Cottonwood has bees.

Comment by Stephanie Imhoff on January 24, 2013 at 10:36am

I believe there are bees at the following gardens
Baraga- Burnaby
The Queen Mary Community Garden- NV
The Harmony Garden at Humul chs'n- NV
The Loutet Urban Farming Project- NV
Gerry's Garden- NV
Victory Gardens- Van
Strathcona- Van

I'm sure there are more, but those are the ones I know for sure. Check out the link for a list of Vancouver gardens

Comment by Fiona Gold on January 24, 2013 at 8:11am

Hi Cylia - I think Strathcona does.

Comment by Cylia on January 24, 2013 at 7:04am

We belong to a community garden and we can go with an outside supplier (an individual) or try doing it as a team with existing garden members. Does anyone know where a team of beekeepers raise honeybees at a community garden? If so, please let me know where so I can contact them. Thanks.

Comment by Fiona Gold on November 18, 2012 at 12:24pm

Hi there - I would be interested in your hives. I am in Hastings/Sunrise. tx, Fiona

Comment by Stephanie Imhoff on November 4, 2012 at 1:44pm
Comment by Tess Rafferty on October 31, 2012 at 3:40pm

Hey All,
I have dreams of becoming a bee keeper and would love to learn the ropes of bee keeping. I'd love to lend a hand to anyone who might need some help with their hive. Feel free to reach out to me here or drop me a line at I'm on the North Shore but can easily get to almost any area in the lower mainland. Thanks so much in advance!

Comment by Stephanie Imhoff on October 4, 2012 at 4:07pm

Richmond Beekeepers Association


Kinsmen Nature Pavillion

11851 Westminster Highway

Richmond, BC

7:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month September to through to May.

Comment by Cylia on September 16, 2012 at 11:21am

I have scheduled a meetup to view VIFF film "More than Honey", see link:

The movie is being held on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:20 p.m. at Empire Granville 3 (855 Granville Street) for 90 minutes. Afterwards the group is meeting at a cafe and as the hosts, Peter Finch and I, will be there to answer questions, etc. As we have no practical experience beehive keeping, wondering if any experienced beekeepers want to attend this event.

Let me know if interested. Thanks. Cylia

Comment by Anya Chase on August 7, 2012 at 8:34am

Honey extraction time is nearly here and our Village Vancouver community honey extractor has arrived thanks again to Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants!

Please let me know if you are interested in using the two frame extractor and if Sunday August 19th and Saturday August 25th are days that will work for you (if not, let me know what works for you). Also if you know of a location that would be appropriate for this project please let me know .
Cheers, Anna


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