British Columbia Technology Transfer Program (BC-TTP)
The British Columbia Technology Transfer Program (BC-TTP) is part of the British Columbia Honey Producers Association (BCHPA). The main objective of the program is to work for the beekeeping industry to have healthier and more productive honey bee colonies, promote a sustainable beekeeping industry, and to help secure local food production in British Columbia.
To promote honey bee health and productivity, and to advance the sustainability of the beekeeping industry in British Columbia through research, education, and knowledge transfer.
Is to conduct bee research, generate educational resources for beekeepers, and to identify and transfer technology, skills, and methods to improve honey bee health, increase productivity, and promote local food production in British Columbia by:
- Collaborating with the beekeeping industry, farmers, researchers, professional associations, and government bodies.
- Promoting beekeeping best management practices.
- Promoting integrated pest management strategies.
- Coordinating strategies to advance the sustainability and inclusive growth of the beekeeping industry
- Identifying challenges faced by beekeepers and assisting the industry to find the best solutions.
- Providing guidance and support to beekeepers in the province.
Through research, education, and knowledge transfer work towards:
Steering Committee Mandate
To provide advice and help ensure the achievement and delivery of the projects by:
The BC-TTP works cooperatively with BCHPA branches, affiliates, and regional clubs. Also, with research institutes and universities, professional associations, and government bodies.
Planning and Reporting
BC-TTP develops plans with the BC-TTP Steering Committee, and reports to the BCHPA and the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries (quarterly reports).
BC-TTP has quarterly meetings with the BC-TTP Steering Committee.