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