BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Provincial Apiculturist

Paul van Westendorp
Email: Paul.vanwestendorp@gov.bc.ca
Phone: 778-666-0582


Fraser Valley Apiary Inspector

Scott Gordon
Email: beeexcellent@hotmail.com
Phone: 604-220-0336


Provincial Apiculture Office

Animal Health Centre
1767 Angus Campbell Road
Abbotsford, BC V3G 2M3



Beekeeping Courses, Resources

About Beekeeping in the Province of BC


Beekeeping plays a key role in the production of most fruit and forage crops. British Columbia monitors for bee diseases and pests through bee inspections and the delivery of educational services, including beekeeping courses. A full range of laboratory diagnostic services are also available.


Beekeeping in British Columbia consists of a small network of beekeeping professionals. Apiculture staff and Inspectors are available to answer questions and arrange for site inspections


Here are some useful links to help you manage your apiary: