Nanaimo Beekeepers Club
Articles and Information from our Members
John’s best-recommended book in the club library. There are other great bee books out there, if you want to send suggestions that would be most appreciated.
In school, they always taught us if you want to write about something make sure it’s something that you have experience of – so with regards to beekeeping there is nothing better than sitting on my arse watching TV.
Brenda Jager – Master Beekeeper spoke at our June meeting about Producing Queen Cups for Grafting without the use of Plastic. Here is a series of pictures to follow the process.
The Buzz Around Registering Your Bees – New Registration System
How you register your bees in BC has changed. As of early 2022 the new registration it will be mandatory to register your apiaries but registration remains at no cost.
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.
Dedicated beekeepers in British Columbia discover the first “murder hornet” nest in North America, and wage war against the honeybee’s deadliest natural predator.
All you need to know about catching a swarm of bees!
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.
Learning to identify a common cause of winter death in northern climates.
by Megan Milbrath, Michigan State University Extension, 2018
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.