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
Event Information passed on from Karen Godbout. Thanks Karen! If you missed the first showing in Nelson, KLAS is proud to sponsor this opportunity to see the new movie, Feeding Ourselves. Produced by Lisa Safarik of the Slocan Valley, it's an intimate look at farmers, our food system and food security. Showing is this Saturday at 7 PM at the Castle Theater… Continue reading Feed Ourselves in Castlegar
Come out and visit the WKB booth!
Information for contacting Elisabeth about t-shirt orders. Elisabeth has consented to continue to make t-shirts for the club. Please allow extra time for delivery over the summer months. Sizes include Men's and Ladies' XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXL, 3XL. The Ladies' shirts are bit more form fitting than the Men's. The logos were… Continue reading T-Shirt Orders
Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting yesterday at the College! A black zippered vest with a pin was found on a chair after the meeting. Let me know if it belongs to you.