Nanaimo Beekeepers Club
Articles and Information from our Members
The Buzz Around Registering Your Bees – New Registration System
How you register your bees in BC has changed. As of early 2022 the new registration it will be mandatory to register your apiaries but registration remains at no cost.
In 2020, there were no confirmed sightings on Vancouver Island. Two more years of monitoring are needed to declare Vancouver Island free and clear of the Asian Giant Hornet (AGH). Half of the confirmed sighting in 2020 in Washington State were from private citizens rather than from traps, and all confirmed BC sightings were reported rather than found in traps.
Dedicated beekeepers in British Columbia discover the first “murder hornet” nest in North America, and wage war against the honeybee’s deadliest natural predator.
All you need to know about catching a swarm of bees!
Video by Bob Binnie regarding issues with queen acceptance and queen supersedure were addressed at a meeting of the Charleston Area Beekeepers Association in Charleston, SC.
Learning to identify a common cause of winter death in northern climates.
by Megan Milbrath, Michigan State University Extension, 2018
In 2020, the BC Ministry of Agriculture typically had a focussed monitoring approach to the Asian Giant Hornet (AGH) on several levels.
For 2021, the Ministry will implement a surveillance program again and possibly with radio tagging technology.
Laboratory diagnostic services are free for BC beekeepers. Test results can only be as good as the quality of the submitted sample. Don’t submit samples with large amounts of debris and foreign materials. Samples should be submitted as follows: Brood Cell Samples•...
The BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries (Ministry) Apiculture branch provides a number of resources and services to beekeepers.