Why keep bees?
Probably one of the oldest forms of agriculture, beekeeping can be a great hobby for all ages. Keeping domestic bees benefits the environment by providing more pollination for wild and domestic plants. The honey, wax, and pollen the bee’s produce make beekeeping a rewarding and lucrative hobby. There is a lifetime of learning for those who wish to explore the details of apicultural science. Some find a simple pleasure in quietly observing these amazing animals as they go about their work.
Tugwell Creek Honey Farm is proud to offer a broad range personalized courses in the art and science of beekeeping. Ranging from novice to advanced we emphasize a hands on approach while providing the most up to date materials and handouts on topics covered. We put a regional emphasis on our courses providing a strong foundation to build upon at whatever level of expertise you come with.
Courses are offered each spring by a master beekeeper with over 30 years of experience. Robert Liptrot has a Masters Degree in Entomology and is a member of the B.C. Honey Producers Association.