Apiculture Staff, Inspections & Lab Services

Please contact your local Apiary Inspector to make arrangements for an apiary inspection.  To discuss any other concerns or to locate an inspector in a region not listed below, please contact Paul van Westendorp.

Provincial Apiculturist

Paul van Westendorp  
E-mail: Paul.vanwestendorp@gov.bc.ca
Phone: 604-556-3129

Apiary Inspectors

East Kootenays

Dan Mawson
Email: beekeeping@dkmawson.ca
Phone: 250-215-0037

Fraser Valley (including Metro Vancouver) 

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

Prince George-Vanderhoof

Barry Clark
Email: barrydouglasclark@gmail.com
Phone: 250-301-6266

Shuswap-North Okanagan

Stephanie Taylor
Email: stephanie.l.taylor@gov.bc.ca
Phone: 250-808-7162


Phil Brienesse
Email: phil@northernbeekeeper.com
Phone: 778-210-1020

Thompson-Cariboo-Central North

Diane Dunaway
Email: beecheck@dunawayranch.com
Phone: 250-297-6399

Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands - North

Wendi Gilson
Email: wendigilson@yahoo.ca
Phone: 250-882-2852

Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands - South

David Macdonald
Email: islandapiaryinspector@telus.net
Phone: 250-538-8481

South Okanagan-Similkameen/Kootenay-Boundary

Ray Levesque
Phone: 250-498-4025
Fax: 250-498-4952

West Kootenays - Boundary

Axel Krause
Email: a.krause@telus.net
Phone: 250-608-7397

Lab Services

Submit samples for disease identification