Nanaimo Beekeepers Club

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Asian Giant Hornet – Monitoring on the Central Island 2021

Asian Giant Hornet – Monitoring on the Central Island 2021

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.

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Queen Acceptance and Queen Supersedure

Queen Acceptance and Queen Supersedure

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.

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Why did my Honey Bees die?

Why did my Honey Bees die?

Learning to identify a common cause of winter death in northern climates.
by Megan Milbrath, Michigan State University Extension, 2018

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Asian Giant Hornet – Looking Back, Looking Forward

Asian Giant Hornet – Looking Back, Looking Forward

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.

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Submitting Samples for Disease Identification

Submitting Samples for Disease Identification

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•...

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