Your Instructors

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LINDSAY DAULT, Former Owner of Urban Bee Supplies Inc., Current Owner Urban Bee Honey Farm

Lindsay Dault is a Master Beekeeper, BCHPA certified instructor, adviser to the Senate on Honeybee health, a published beekeeper in Backyard Roots, and a teacher to hundreds of students.  She started Urban Bee Supplies over 10 years ago, when she thought she might get bored being a mom. She has since relocated her family of five to Victoria to pursue her dream of running a honey bee farm with her husband.  Urban Bee Honey Farm is the collaboration of both partners' hobbies, Jason does the birds, and Lindsay does the bees! They manage approximately 80 hives on the Saanich Peninsula, where they collect neighbourhood honey and produce seasonal nucs.
Lindsay's passion for beekeeping and teaching is clear when she stands in front of her students.  She correlates basic human activities with activities the bees perform in the hive.  This instills the basic fundamentals all beekeepers must understand and elevates them from being good beekeepers to becoming great beekeepers.

JULIA COMMON, BSc and MSc Agriculture // Chief Beekeeper for Hives for Humanity.

Julia Common is a Master Beekeeper and BCHPA certified instructor.  She's been involved in beekeeping and research since her university days. What started as a summer job became a life long passion which only in the past eight years has been fully realized. Hives for Humanity was founded in response to the incredible reception her bees received in the Downtown East Side of Vancouver. Now with over 200 hives and 50 sites throughout Vancouver and lower mainland communities, Julia, as Chief Beekeeper for Hives for Humanity, has a story to share. She's passionate about teaching the basic concepts about the biology of the colony and demonstrating how these fundamentals can be implemented in the practical management of a hive.