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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BCHPA Semi-AGM Business Meeting and Education Days Presentations
Here is the link to the March meeting and education days that are usually held in Kamloops every year but have to be virtual (for the second year) again due to Covid. No cost to BCHPA members but registration is required to get your Zoom invite information. New non-members are also welcome with a donation.… Continue reading BCHPA Semi-AGM Business Meeting and Education Days Presentations
Nosema ceranae sucks iron
Interesting article on how the "new" Nosema, (Nosema ceranae) which jumped to our European bees from the Asian bee kills the bees by iron depletion. https://www.beeculture.com/catch-the-buzz-honey-bee-nosema-parasite-hijacks-iron/?fbclid=IwAR03Y9qkVAA8h9_MtbBycHCjlrrTST0ojQr-Q_nNwQZlitzWkT7mR5LtL_Y
Honey Bee – Nature of Things
I'm looking forward to this. You will probably enjoy it also; https://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/features/telling-a-single-bees-story-in-a-creative-new-way
Wax Moths are good??
Turns out that there is a positive side to the wax moths that we beekeepers love to hate... https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/scientists-found-a-caterpillar-that-eats-plastic-could-it-help-solve-our
March, April Meetings
The monthly meeting for March will be this coming Sunday, 8th at Paul's place ( http://www.kootenaybeekeeping.com/ ) at the usual time from 13:00 to 15:00. Remember that the spring time change is this weekend so don't be late. 🙂 Liz Huxter will be giving a presentation on the Bee BC grant ( https://iafbc.ca/bee-bc/ )that she… Continue reading March, April Meetings
Feed Your Bees Some Yogurt??
Interesting article on how probiotics helped bees withstand AFB; https://research2reality.com/energy-environment-nature/creatures/probiotics-protect-honey-bees-disease/
WK Beekeepers February meeting
Our February meeting will be this coming Sunday, on the 2nd at Paul Taylor's place from 13:00 to 15:00. Not quite enough sugar collected yet for a decent raffle...but, Beekeepers Kate and Ryan will again do a presentation on their Bee BC projects which this time will include the building of the "Bee Barn" for… Continue reading WK Beekeepers February meeting
Cranbrook Intro Beekeeping Course
Lance and Bobby have asked me to post this for those potential beekeepers who may be living near Cranbrook; Cranbrook Introductory Beekeeping Course BCHPA Certified Instructor, Lance Cuthill Classroom sessions; Saturday, 29 February and Sunday, 1 March 2020, with a spring field day to follow when weather permits. Cost: $190 Contact: 250-426-6049
“How To Bee” Movie
Just a reminder for those who can make it in this weather 😦 https://tickets.demand.film/event/9124
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