The program consists of a minimum of 7 mentoring sessions throughout the beekeeping season between an experienced UTBA beekeeper/mentor and one to three new beekeepers eager to get some hands-on beekeeping practice and knowledge. The mentorship sessions will take place either in the mentor’s beeyard/apiary or at the hives owned by the new beekeeper (mentee).

We hope that this hands-on approach will give new beekeepers the confidence they need to successfully manage their own apiaries, pursue beekeeping over the long term and perhaps even become mentors themselves.

We have established some guidelines for the roles and responsibilities of mentors and mentees. This is a work-in-progress document that will improve over time as we learn from our mentorship experiences

.The mentor program endeavours to match all mentees based on availability of mentors.

Please read our guidelines for the roles and responsibilities of mentors and mentees before you apply.

Apply to become a mentor

Mentees will contact the mentor directly through their profile as you will develop your own relationship directly with the mentor.

Mentorship Program cost:

$350 per person for a group of 2 to 3 people

$500 for a one-on-one experience

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is to be paid directly to the mentor to secure your spot. The balance is due to the mentor on the first visit.

$50 from each mentee fee goes to the UTBA

Taxes included.