As discussed at our March meeting, our April meeting will be this coming Sunday, April the 2nd. We will meet in conjunction with the season opener of Honey House Beekeeping Supplies. As per usual, we will meet at 12 pm for lunch and chat, with the meeting proper beginning at 1 pm until 3 pm… Continue reading April Meeting
Sorry for the late notice. Our February meeting will be this coming Sunday the 5th. We will again hold it at the Robson Hall (3067 Waldie Ave, Robson, BC) as we did in January. As per usual, we will meet at 12 pm for lunch and chat, with the meeting proper beginning at 1 pm… Continue reading February Meeting
Our next meeting will be on Saturday, November 5 at the Castlegar Public Library in the downstairs meeting room. Bring your lunch and drink and socialize at 12:00. Please review the agenda for the November meeting and the minutes of the October meeting in preparation for the business meeting which will go from 13:00 to… Continue reading November Meeting
First post-Covid meeting
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
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
Climate change and Native pollinators
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.
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