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Join master beekeepers Julia Common, co-founder and chief beekeeper at Hives for Humanity, and Lindsay Dault, owner of Urban Bee Supplies and Urban Bee Honey Farm, at the prestigious Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Discover the wonder of the honeybee and explore the key fundamentals essential for sustainable beekeeping. This professional, high energy duo will deliver an innovative, entertaining, and highly practical course in beginner beekeeping. Lindsay and Julia both BCHPA certified instructors and experienced urban beekeepers will teach you how to safely and confidently start caring for your own bees.

Rooted in a love for bees and the culture of the hive, these instructors offer a fresh approach to beekeeping.

The course is delivered in 8 modules, covering the core principles that support best practices in beekeeping.  This course is intended for anyone interested in keeping bees, whether you plan to have one colony or 300, this puts you on the right path to success and honey abundance!


All students will be given the option to attend a field day in May where we'll go into the hives with you and solidify all the knowledge.  This additional course will have an minimal fee for those that wish to attend.

*Course fee includes coffee breaks and lunch both days, provided by the Fairmont Waterfront.

Students will be able to get into hives at a special field day offered in May.  This class will have a minimal fee.  

The Fairmont is offering an incredible room rate for all students taking the course, rooms are only $199.  This is an amazing rate for this 5 star hotel.  Once you make your ticket purchase you will be sent a link to book your room at this special price.


This event is proudly sponsored by the Fairmont Waterfront and Urban Bee Supplies

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/defining-the-hive-the-fundamentals-of-beekeeping-tickets-40803009901


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Join us on January 20, 2017 for a Bee-Centric evening of art, music, storytelling and discovery at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.  Guest speakers include; Mark Winston, Paul Van Westendorp, John Gibeau, Ali McAfee, Julia Common and Lindsay Dault, with music by The Straight Jackets and the Vancouver debut of "Parts Per Million" art installation.  


Enjoy a truly unforgettable Fairmont experience by indulging in delicious appies, honey inspired cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.  The room will be filled with the smooth tones of The Straight Jackets, a Vancouver based Jazz quartet.   Followed by the presentation of "Parts Per Million" art installation. This unique audio visual sculpture will mesmerize you with the soundtrack of the hive, a positively magnetic experience. Following this our guest speakers will divulge their connection, their purpose, and their love for the bees and the difference they make in their lives. No story is the same, but each can connect us to our role within the greater hive we call society.  


This is an evening you won't want to miss.  Whether you're a beekeeper or have a love for humanity.  This event will warm your heart and reconnect you with the human spirit. Treat all your senses to an unforgettable evening.


Cash bar open during the evening.  


Proceeds in support of Hives for Humanity, a Vancouver based non profit society that encourages community connections through apiculture.


Sponsored by the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in partnership with Hives for Humanity, and Urban Bee Honey Farm.

Anyone purchasing a ticket for this event will be emailed a link for a special room rate of only $199 to stay at the Fairmont for the evening. Please be responsible, and don’t drink and drive.

Tickets are available for purchase
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Follow the below link to secure your seat:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-beekeepers-journey-an-evening-of-art-music-story-telling-discovery-tickets-40798494395