Announcements and Member Info

FREE INFORMATION SESSION FOR NEW BEEKEEPERS

When:  March 24

Where:  The Gathering Place (VIU)

Time:  9:00 – 12:00

  • Hive components and equipment;
  • Hive location considerations; cost and time commitments
  • Honey bee life cycle, biology, anatomy and development
  • Honey bee pests and diseases
  • Swarms and splits; summer management and honey production
  • Time for discussion so bring your questions.

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT AFTERNOON

When: 1pm – 4pm

Wendi Gilson, our area bee inspector, has offered to give a free presentation on IPM.  It is a fact of life that we need to know how to manage pests and diseases in our bee colonies.  This is a great opportunity to learn how to care for your bees and keep them healthy.

Both sessions will be offered free with donations welcome.

Mark March 24 on your calendar.

Call 250.616.9787 for info


FREE ON LINE COURSE – Don’t forget to check out our Provincial Apiculture web site – it contains valuable information such as course information;

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/animals-and-crops/animal-production/bees/bee-courses


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 Just as a reminder, the Club has two extractors for rental ($5 per day) to aid your honey extraction. If you’re interested, please send a mail to: Nanaimobeekeepers@gmail.com

 

Membership is from January 1st to December 31st.

DUES are $10 per year, payable at the January meeting or submitted via mail using the  membership form below . 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.

Members have an option of joining the BC Honey Producers Association http://www.bcbeekeepers.com/.  Membership fees are based on number of colonies, and includes subscriptions to the BCHPA newsletter, Bee sCene, and the Canadian Honey Council newsletter, Hive Lights, as well as options on purchasing liability insurance.