Please note in your calendar that the West Kootenay Beekeepers will have their first meeting since January 2020 (OMG) on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at the Mir Centre at Selkirk College, Castlegar campus. Hopefully the weather will be good enough to have an outdoor meeting because we still want to be careful with the Omicron… Continue reading First post-Covid meeting
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
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
New study links heat waves to decline in bumblebee populations. Emily Chung writes about study published in latest edition of Science journal for her CBC article.