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.
Beginner Beekeeping courses are starting up again for 2018. 1. East Kootenay - Cranbrook. Lance And Bobby Cuthill will run their usual course; BCHPA INTRODUCTORY BEEKEEPING COURSE 2 Full Classroom Days Feb 24/25 1 Field Day working with Honey Bees date to be announced BC Honey Producers Certified Instructor Class size limited to 12 persons… Continue reading Upcoming Beginner Courses
For those folks registered for the West Kootenay Beginners Course, this is to remind you that the first field day is scheduled for this coming Sunday 23 April. You should have received an e-mail from me about this. If you are registered and did not get an e-mail then I must not have your e-mail… Continue reading WK Beginners Course Field Day #1
The next meeting of the West Kootenay Beekeepers is coming up on Sunday, Feb. 5th from 1 to 3 at Flying Leap Farm, 987 Bridgeview Road in beautiful downtown Ootischenia. These gatherings are open to everyone, whether they're just starting out or have been keeping bees for decades. Bring all your questions and ideas --… Continue reading West Kootenay Beekeepers Meeting
The West Kootenay Beekeepers Introductory Beekeeping Course was initially developed by Nette Lack and her late husband, Jeremy. It was entrusted by Nette, to the West Kootenay Beekeepers, a branch of the BCHPA, for continued presentation and development. The course is now open for registration on the Selkirk College website if you would like to… Continue reading West Kootenay Beekeepers Intro Course
Beekeeper's Gathering at 987 Bridgeview Road, Jan. 8th from 1 to 3
The next monthly Beekeeper's Gathering will be Sunday, December 4th from 1 to 3 in the afternoon at Paul Taylor's place, 987 Bridgeview Road in beautiful downtown Ootischenia. This is an open gathering with no fees or memberships involved. You’re invited to bring any questions, news or ideas. Everyone’s welcome from total newbies to those… Continue reading Beekeeper’s Meeting December 4th
Reminder: the West Kootenay Beekeepers' Monthly meeting is on this Sunday, October 2nd from 1pm to 3pm at 987 Bridgeview Road, Ootischenia. Everyone is welcomed to attend! We'll have the tea & coffee on as always...
For those folks that are getting a Langstroth nuc from their bee supplier and are wanting to install it into a top bar hive but are not quite sure how to proceed, I've put together a short instruction article. Have a look and see if this works for you. Please let me know if anything… Continue reading Installing a Lang nuc into a TBH
An excellent article to help with "mysterious" colony deaths; http://www.michiganbees.org/2016/why-did-my-honey-bees-die/