Happy Imbolc, Candlemas, Groundhog Day! The West Kootenay Beekeepers will have their next meeting on Sunday, 4 February at Paul Taylor’s place, 987 Bridgeview Road in Lower Ootischenia. We will gather at the usual time of 13:00 to 15:00. Dave Johnson will do a presentation on Michael Palmer's double nuc system, and will also be… Continue reading February Meeting
Dave Johnson will again be bringing in New Zealand packages for 2018. Prices and dates have not been confirmed as yet but his contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 250-229-4765. He did say that he would like orders in to him by mid-February. Packages will arrive mid- to late April.
Dale Beebe has some Chilean queens for sale in Creston. If you need some, his number is 250.428.9054.
Ron McIntyre has a few nucs for sale at $200 and about a dozen Italian queens from Chile for sale at $35. If you are interested you can contact him at 250.365.6896.
For anyone that is planning to make splits, Doug Crumback in Creston has queens available for sale. They are Chilean queens going for $34. You can contact him at; http://www.swanvalleyhoney.ca/
Doug Crumback will have about 100 nucs for sale this year around the second week of May. They will be 4 frame nucs in a cardboard nuc box headed by a Chilean queen. Pick up will be in Creston BC for $200.00. To place an order for nucs or to contact Doug; http://www.swanvalleyhoney.ca/contact-us.html
Huxter bees in Grand Forks, two units available; Four drawn frame nucs in a cardboard or plastic nuc box. Three of the 4 frames will be 50% or better brood plus 1 frame of honey/pollen. Cost: $190.00 Single deep hives containing a single frame feeder and 9 drawn frames of which 5-6 will be 50%… Continue reading Where to get bees 2017.02
An update from Dave Johnson: The packages this year will $230.00, must be prepaid by March 16, and will arrive in early April. Dave's contact info again is; email@example.com or phone: 250-229-4765.
Every year starting about now, folks want to know where and how they can buy bees for the coming spring. This is the first of the notices that I will post to help answer this question. Notice the numbering. Last year it got to 2016.05, which means that there were a total of 5 notices… Continue reading Where to get bees 2017.01