ANNUAL EAST KOOTENAY BEEKEEPERS FALL MEETING (all are welcome) WHEN: Saturday October 20th – 1:00 pm to 4:00pm. WHERE: Cranbrook, Public Library – Manual Arts Building https://www.google.ca/…/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x5364df4a8… COST: $5.00 – (refreshments, hall & equipment rental) BRING: A coffee goodie or two & any items for sale ACTIVITIES: Successful Overwintering - Lance Ministry News - Axel… Continue reading Fall Meeting of East Kootenay Beekeepers
Tomorrow, 7 October, is the first Sunday of the month when we usually have our monthly meeting. But, since it is part of the Thanksgiving long weekend, it was decided at the last meeting to have this month's meeting next Sunday, 14 October instead. So we will see you then at Paul's place, 987 Bridgeview… Continue reading WK Beekeepers October Meeting
The following e-mail is being sent out to beekeepers by the Ministry of Agriculture. Please take a few minutes to take part. The results are completely anonymous and any data you supplied will only be pooled as "Kootenay Region" and later in the national survey as "Province of BC". It does matter to ministry officials… Continue reading Annual Honey Harvest Survey
Our first meeting of the new bee year will be next Sunday, 9 September at Paul Taylor's place; http://www.kootenaybeekeeping.com/ from 13:00 to 15:00. We have about 15 five-gallon pails of spilled sugar collected over the summer, just in time for fall feeding. So bring an empty 5-gallon pail if you want to join in the… Continue reading September Bee Meeting
Do you like almonds? Or anything made from almonds, like almond "milk" or marzipan? Here is an informative article about the dependency of the almond industry on beekeeping; https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/magazine/the-super-bowl-of-beekeeping.html?emc=edit_nn_20180815&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=6984410420180815&te=1
Here we are at the Beginners Course Field Day in the College Bio Lab. Used the microscopes to look at honeybee workers, drones, and wasp anatomy and to test for Nosema spores. Beekeeper Seth found some spores in one of our sample bees. Everyone had an interesting time. Thanks to beekeeper Laena for the picture.
Spring 2018 Survival Survey If you over-wintered 10 or more colonies, you should have received an email asking you to do the survival survey. If you did not, the link is; https://forms.gov.bc.ca/indus…/beekeeper-spring-survey-2018/ Please fill it in. It is only 20 click-choice questions and completely anonymous. Your answers will appear only as part of the "Kootenay"… Continue reading Winter 2017-2018 Survival Survey
The 9th annual Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest is happening this coming Saturday, 26 May at the Castlegar Community complex from 10:00 until 15:00. I can be there as usual for most of the day, but need to attend a memorial service from 13:00 - 14:00. Bronwyn is off on holiday and is not available… Continue reading Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest
$250 Nelson, British Columbia Beekeeper Malcolm has 2 top bar hives for sale which he has asked me to post for him; Each hive unit consists of; · 1 Top bar hive body and roof (standard WAM dimensions) · 20 + top bars, many with drawn comb · 1 entrance cover · 1 follower board… Continue reading Top Bar Bee Hives for Sale
Reminder folks, of our May monthly meeting at Paul Taylor's place next Sunday, 6 May from 13:00 to 15:00. Should be a lot less "business" than last time at our AGM, so more time for questions and discussion.