As of 17 March, the Castlegar Public Library is closed due to the COVID virus. Therefore we will have to cancel our WK Beekeepers AGM at this time. The BCHPA semi-AGM in Kamloops at the end of March has also been cancelled for this year, so I would not have anything to report at our… Continue reading WK Beekeepers AGM cancelled.
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
Dave Johnson has emailed me with the information on the New Zealand packages that he will be ordering; Each package has a mated queen with 1kg bees in a traditional style screened box with a feeder jar. The packages will be available for pick up in Harrop approximately 25th April. Packages must be ordered, with… Continue reading NZ Package Bees for 2020
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
Our first meeting of 2020 will be this coming Sunday, 5 January at Paul's place from 13:00 to 15:00. Beekeepers Kate and Ryan received some Bee BC grant money last year and will have a presentation of the progress of their projects. https://iafbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/BeeBCBrochureV2.pdf Not exactly sure if we will have enough donated sugar for a… Continue reading First meeting of 2020!
This is a reminder of our upcoming meeting on Sunday, 3 November at the Castlegar Public Library in the downstairs meeting room from 13:00 to 15:00. This will be our semi-annual general meeting with the main topics being the report from the BCHPA meeting in Prince George, and also a discussion of the otherwise healthy… Continue reading WK Beekeepers Semi-AGM
There will be NO meeting for the West Kootenay Beekeepers in October. This is because the BCHPA General Meeting is happening in Prince George on the first weekend, October 4th - 6th. And then the second weekend is Thanksgiving, 12th - 14th. So our next meeting will be Sunday, 3 November at the Castlegar Public… Continue reading NO October meeting
Our first meeting of the new beekeeping year will be this coming Sunday, 8 September at Paul Taylor's place from 13:00 to 15:00, http://www.kootenaybeekeeping.com/ There is quite a list of topics to talk about including, in no particular order; 1. Apimondia 2019 in Montreal, 2. local fall fairs and events, 3. the BCHPA - AGM… Continue reading September WKBeeks meeting
Helen and Corky are opening the farm gates at Against the Wind Farm and Nursery to the general public this coming Sunday, 14 July. This will be from noon, 12:00 until 17:00. Helen has offered to do a special walkabout for us from 11:00 to 12:00 to talk about the many pollinator friendly flowers, bushes,… Continue reading Bee Friendly Walkabout
Hi folks. So it's been raining here in Castlegar all day today (Saturday) and I checked tonight with Dave in Harrop about the weather tomorrow. The prediction for tomorrow is showers pretty much all day and up to 70% chance of rain. So unfortunately we've decided that we have to cancel the event. We would… Continue reading BBQ rained out