Brian Campbell, the lead instructor, is the founder of Blessed Bee Apiaries and the Bee School. He became immersed in the rich and amazing world of bees while he and his four sons spent many a glorious day observing the curious activities of bees: noticing their consistent patterns, collective activities, and the surprising comparisons to our own human patterns and behaviours. He is a Certified Beemaster and beekeeper, and heavily involved in food security issues in Richmond and the Lower Mainland. Brian guest lectures for UBC Farm’s Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture, for adult education at VanDusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver, for Kwantlen’s Richmond Farm School and teaches young people in the city about honeybees as well as native types. He is a former president of the Richmond Beekeepers Association, a member of the Master Gardener Association of BC, Sustainable Gardening and Bee Master to West Coast Seeds, and offers classes in grafting fruit trees, food preserving and other farm skills.