EYA Community Hive Program

Apply now for EYA’s “Community Hive” Program

The EYA is now recruiting for our 2015 “Community Hive” Program that provides intensive training and mentorship in hobby beekeeping for youth (ages 15-30) with instructors Brian Campbell and Erin Udal.

The curriculum includes: basic natural beekeeping, pest management, habitat creation, honeybee products, and honey extraction. Classes take place at the Strathcona Community Garden’s Eco Pavilion where participants will have access to four working honeybee colonies. As this is an intensive program, advanced reading and homework will be assigned between classes.

Spring Program:

Saturday mornings 9:30am-12pm

March 1, March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24

Summer Program:

Saturday mornings 9:30am-12pm

June 21, July 5, July 19, Aug 2, Aug 16, Sept 13, Sept 27,


Cost for the entire program is $50 and is due at your first class. All supplies are covered by this fee.

To apply, email a letter of intent to Julia Thiessen (juliat@eya.ca) stating:

1) Why you want to learn about bees,

2) Your past experience working with bees (if applicable),

3) What you want to learn from the program and how you will use your new skills,

4) Your program preference (Spring or Summer) and your ability to attend all program dates and complete homework/reading assignments.

5) Your age as of March 1, 2015.

6) Contact details: Address, phone number, email

Participants MUST be able to commit for the entire duration of the program. Deadline to apply is February 10th.

Apply now for EYA’s “Community Hive” Program!


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