The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Did you know that Alberta is Canada's leading honey producing province, producing about 40 million pounds of honey annually? Beekeeping is big business commercially and beekeepers in urban areas are becoming involved in keeping bees for pollination and honey.

ABC Bees of Calgary has partnered with NAIT to instruct their Level 1 Beekeeping Certificate and Apiary Technician Preparation courses. These courses will interest people who want to start raising bees domestically or work in the Apiary field. Whether you are already maintaining hives and have questions about hive health, just getting started with beekeeping, or you are interested in working in the field, NAIT and ABC Bees have you covered.

Learn online from Eliese Watson of ABC Bees, one of the leading experts in the Apiary field!

ABC Bees

ABC Bees in an apiary and beekeeper training company located in the beautiful foothills of central Alberta. They started with a simple goal, to share their passion for beekeeping with other burgeoning beekeepers, and  have blossomed into a buzzing and thriving beekeeper training company. 

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I think I was born to be a beekeeper. I love nature and I love working outside. 


Watch the video below to learn more about ABC Bees

Learn more about Level 1 Beekeeping

Available Online

NAIT is pleased to partner with Eliese Watson of ABC Bees to deliver our Level 1 Beekeeping course. 

This course is now available online for anyone across Canada. Discover more about ABC Bees today.

Beekeeping Employment

NAIT is proud to be working with ABC Bees and the Alberta Beekeeping Commission to offer our Beekeeping courses.

There are numerous employment opportunities in Alberta for people trained with beekeeping skills. The Alberta Beekeeping Commission works with Alberta Beekeepers to find employment opportunities for people  who possess apiary training. Gain the training you need to gain employment in the industry with our Beekeeping courses.

Select the button below to see current Beekeeping employment opportunities in Alberta.

Current Apiary Employment Opportunities


Eliese Watson

Eliese Watson

Eliese Watson is the founder and senior educator of Apiaries and Bees for Communities Inc. (ABC Bees).

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