We will not have a regular meeting in December. Instead we will, as we have done pre-Covid, resume our pre-Christmas candle making workshop. In the past, Paul Taylor would graciously host us at his place. This year Leana, at Honey House Beekeeping Supplies, has offered to run the workshop at her place in Glade. So.......… Continue reading December “Meeting”
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Upcoming Club Meetings
First off, I would like to thank all the club members who volunteered to take a shift at our educational bee booth this past Saturday and Sunday (24, 25) at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. It was the first post-Covid Fair and we had a lot of visitors. The kids really enjoyed playing "Where's Waldo?"… Continue reading Upcoming Club Meetings
September WKBeeks Meeting
A few of our members have told me that they missed the fantastic Big Buzz Festival that Kate and Ryan held at Elk Root Conservation Farm on Sunday, 28 August. So I approached Kate to see if we could have our first meeting this fall at Elk Root. She said that it would be okay… Continue reading September WKBeeks Meeting
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BCHPA AGM and educational presentations.
Our WK member, beekeeper Kate of Elk Root Conservation Farm in the Slocan Valley, is one of the presenters this year. All the presentations are free for BCHPA members but you have to register to get the Zoom link information. https://bchpaconference.ca/
Canadian Wildlife Federation Certification
For all of the Gardeners in our midst, the Canadian Wildlife Federation is collecting information on Garden Habitats. These areas come in all shapes and sizes! From a balcony container garden for pollinators to a forested acreage for our larger member of the animal community. Check out the CWF online registration form here: https://cwf-fcf.org/en/explore/gardening-for-wildlife/action/get-certified/ Or… Continue reading Canadian Wildlife Federation Certification
Bring On The Flies….
Excellent article and TED Talk video
Recycle Your Old Combs
Only the Abstract is available for the article below (unless you want to pay for it) but there is enough information to indicate that we should maybe be cycling out our old combs every three years instead of every five as was previously recommended. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00218839.2021.1899657?fbclid=IwAR3sW6VoztTR3xLbIulJo14n1e8guR0i1H3A-1PZUytAXLFUq8tw6XEw8tE
Varroa Mite Feeding Study
I do not think that Dr. Samuel Ramsey's incredible presentation on the weekend at the Zoom BCHPA semi-AGM was recorded, but here at least is a link to a paper that includes the electron micrographs that he used in his talk. Some really incredible stuff. I was particularly blown away by the use of gelcap… Continue reading Varroa Mite Feeding Study
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