New study links heat waves to decline in bumblebee populations. Emily Chung writes about study published in latest edition of Science journal for her CBC article.
Just a reminder that we will NOT be meeting tomorrow because we have our wind up BBQ and field day at Dave and Pat’s at the end of the month. Look forward to seeing everyone there.
Due to illness, our meeting location has changed to the "large meeting room" at the Castlegar Library. This is in the basement. It can be accessed via the stairs near the librarian counter, or outside via a sidedoor on the right (stairs with an available chairlift). Date and time remain the same, just a location… Continue reading !!MARCH MEETING (TOMORROW) CHANGE OF VENUE!!
For those of you who missed this week's paper, attached is a pdf of the application by Drinkwater Environmental Services to develop a pest management plan for the Southern Interior. They are asking for feedback by Friday, February 22, 2019. We will be discussing this issue at the February meeting. Pest Management Plan NoticeDownload
This spring over the May long weekend Hives for Humanity is pleased to offer a 3 day, hands on queen rearing workshop in the lower mainland. Phil Laflamme will instruct this workshop with assistance from Hives for Humanity's queen rearing team. Phil has 40 years of queen rearing experience in varied locations such as Alberta,… Continue reading Queen Rearing in Burnaby
Are Lithuanians obsessed with bees? - BBC Travel Will Mawhood writes about bees in ancient Lithuanian culture and the enduring effect our favourite creatures have today. Photo: Rambynas/Getty Images "Lithuanians don’t speak about bees grouping together in a colony like English-speakers do. Instead, the word for a human family (šeimas) is used. In the Lithuanian… Continue reading Bees in Lithuania
The Last Beekeepers of Ethiopia's Harrena Forest - BBC Travel In Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains, beehives sit high atop the tree canopies – and reaching them can be a dangerous business. Photo: Nigel Sawyer/Alamay Using a rope, beekeeper Said scales the trees to harvest honey from hives 20m above the ground. He was barefoot and equipped… Continue reading Beekeeping Ethiopian Style
Queen bees less likely to lay eggs, start colony after insecticide exposure - Kate Bueckert, CBC News Queen bumblebees exposed to niamethoxam, a commonly used insecticide, are less likely to build colonies, which according to researchers could lead to extinction. Photo: Victoria Wickens/University of Reading "Creating new bee colonies is vital for the survival of… Continue reading Queen bees less likely to lay after insecticide exposure
See the poster below for information on this great event! To register with the Rossland Museum email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (250) 362-7722
Honey wars: crime and killings in New Zealand's booming manuka industry - The Guardian An extraordinary rise in the popularity of manuka honey has led to mass poisonings of bees, thefts, vandalism and beatings. Photo: Jessie Casson for the Guardian “I feel so bad for the beekeepers today,” says Bill, who returned from the second… Continue reading Honey Wars in New Zealand