Education – Events, Library and Links

Bees in the News!

Ontario Bees struggle this winter.

Education Opportunity

Electric Fencing information There is also a free workshop up in Cumberland on June 22nd.  

Bee Habitat and Related Resources 

Bee Turf Seeds from West Coast Seeds

Bee Friendly Garden 

Bee Sampling Procedure and Address

They prefer to receive a bee sample of at least 50 adult bees. To ship, dry the sample first in a paper bag, place in the freezer for a few days and then mail in a container where any excess space is filled with paper towels, toilet paper or any other moisture-absorbing material.

Don’t forget to include your contact info!

Ship to:

Paul van Westendorp
Provincial Apiarist

1767 Angus Campbell Road
Abbotsford, BC V3G 2M3

Phone: 604-556-3129
Fax: 604-556-3015

Library Books and DVD’s 

Did you see the new books we recently purchased?  Come check it out at the next meeting.

The Nanaimo Beekeepers Clubs owns and shares a considerable collection of books to its members for a one month period.  These can be viewed and checked out at each club meeting.

Instructional Beekeeping and Educational list of free online videos on Vancouver beekeeping website.

 Don’t forget the Vancouver Island Library is a great resource for books and DVD’s


There are lots interesting beekeeping videos on the Internet – please note some of these videos will not be applicable to best practices in our region

 Brushy Mountain Bee Farm – Educational Beekeeping Videos

Life Cycle of the Honeybee and Varroa Mite

Life Cycle of the Tracheal Mite

Honeybee Blues – the story of the worlds disappearing honeybees and the efforts of Australian scientist Dr. Denis Anderson to save them from annihilation.

Scientific Beekeeping 

Fat Bee Man Videos

Youtube Video on Ted Talks by Marla Spivak

 National Geographic – American Foulbrood

National Geographic – Bees vs Hornet

Paul Stamets – How Mushrooms Can Save Bees & Our Food Supply | Bioneers – some great info on planting beneficial plant species. 

CBC article about Ian Glass and the bee breeding