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.
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
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
In the "Upcoming Events" column on the right, you can see the dates and locations of 3 beginner beekeeping courses that are starting soon. 1. The first to start on February 19 is the West Kootenay Beekeepers Beginners Course being held in Castlegar. Registration is through Selkirk College; http://selkirk.ca/ce/courses/recreation-leisure/nature 2. The second course starting on… Continue reading Upcoming Beginner Beekeeping Courses
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
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...
John Gates will be holding his queen rearing course again this year in Tappen, BC at Stagg's Sweetacre Apiaries. Course enrollment is only 20 students so if you are interested you must hurry; http://www.sweetacreapiaries.ca/john-gates-queen-rearing-course.html
Our next monthly Beekeepers' Gathering will be Sunday, Feb. 7th.
The last field day for the Beginners Beekeeping Course is next Sunday, 20 September, 10:00 - 3:00 at my place in lower Ootischenia near Selkirk College. The topic is "Preparing Your Hives for Winter". Remember to bring the usual; lunch, drink, and chair (although I have several). Depending on the weather, we may look in… Continue reading Last Beginner Beekeeping Field Day