Nanaimo Beekeepers Club

Membership information

The club has been established for many decades and currently enjoys an active membership of educators, commercial businesses and hobbyists. Our goal is to share information and provide a friendly environment for learning to ensure the continued success and good health of honey bees on Vancouver Island.

Membership is from January 1st to December 31st.

DUES per year are $15 individual or $20 for family members, payable at the January meeting or online.

Membership benefits are Monthly meetings with special guest speakers, beekeeping demonstrations, question and answer sessions, access to honey production equipment, bee yard, library and a variety of other information sharing opportunities.

Renew your membership

Please renew your Bee Club Membership online by completing this form
Payment options are eTransfer or mail in cheque.

Would you like to join?

As our meetings are only being held online for the time being, you can join the club online as well.
Fill out the form to start your membership and you will be invited to all club meetings and events.
Payment options are eTransfer or mail in cheque.

Please fill out this form 

Honey Extractors

The Club has two extractors for rental ($5 per day) to aid your honey extraction. If you’re interested, please send an mail


As we had to cancel our in-person club meetings for a while, we offering online meetings that will still allow us to connect, learn and talk about our bees.

As a member you will receive the invites to all sessions. If you not currently a member but would like to join one of our meetings please email us and we be happy to send you an invitation

The Nanaimo Beekeepers Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month (excluding July, August, and December) at 7PM



Virtual Meetings

As a member you will receive an email with all the details on how to log on.

Upcoming Events

To be updated soon

Bee Buddies

Bee Buddies is a way for beekeepers to connect, share tips, and ideas.  Buddy contact lists will be created and shared by geographical areas.  Planning on working your hives? Need a second set of eyes? Interested in seeing other beekeeper’s set-ups?  Use the bee buddy list to reach out to other beekeepers in your area. Sign up is available at club meetings starting Jan 23 2019. 

By signing up:

  • You consent to your contact information being shared with beekeepers in your geographical area on the bee buddy list.
  • You understand that Bee Buddy contact lists may facilitate connections with other beekeepers but make no guarantee as to the veracity or quality of information shared. As always, your own research is central to making informed beekeeping decisions.
For any questions about Bee Buddies

To avoid any contamination when visiting other hives, buddies may bring a clean bee jacket and single use disposable gloves (ie. nitrile), but leave all other hive tools and equipment at home.

Nanaimo Bee Club Executive Team

President: Peter Lange

Treasurer: Mark Schilling

Director: Aaron Grant

Director: Joanne Barwise

Director: Moufida Holubeshen

Director: John Holubeshen

Director: Christine Schilling

Library, BeeBuddies

Director: Sabine Blackburn

Membership, Website, Social Media

Contact Us

For issues with swarms, and beekeeping or bee club information email or contact us via Facebook