Our May meeting will be this coming Sunday, May the 7th. We will meet at the Mir Centre at the Castlegar Selkirk College campus. If you haven't been there... as you get to the college you will see the college sign and the big flag pole. Turn left uphill before the flagpole, then immediately left… Continue reading May Meeting
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BC Tech Transfer Production Survey
Please share with beekeepers in British Columbia! If you are a beekeeper based in BC, you are invited to participate in the Economic Sector Analysis of the beekeeping industry in British Columbia. The objective of this project is to better understand the economic and financial prospect of the beekeeping industry. This project has been funded… Continue reading BC Tech Transfer Production Survey
Upcoming Club Meetings
First off, I would like to thank all the club members who volunteered to take a shift at our educational bee booth this past Saturday and Sunday (24, 25) at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. It was the first post-Covid Fair and we had a lot of visitors. The kids really enjoyed playing "Where's Waldo?"… Continue reading Upcoming Club Meetings
September WKBeeks Meeting
A few of our members have told me that they missed the fantastic Big Buzz Festival that Kate and Ryan held at Elk Root Conservation Farm on Sunday, 28 August. So I approached Kate to see if we could have our first meeting this fall at Elk Root. She said that it would be okay… Continue reading September WKBeeks Meeting
Membership Renewal Time…
If you haven't already done so, or want to join the West Kootenay Beekeepers for the first time, now is the time, because if you pay your $40 (25 hives or less) by the end of January, our local club gets $10 back for local activities. The main benefit of membership is the 4 quarterly… Continue reading Membership Renewal Time…
BCHPA AGM and educational presentations.
Our WK member, beekeeper Kate of Elk Root Conservation Farm in the Slocan Valley, is one of the presenters this year. All the presentations are free for BCHPA members but you have to register to get the Zoom link information. https://bchpaconference.ca/
Bring On The Flies….
Excellent article and TED Talk video
Recycle Your Old Combs
Only the Abstract is available for the article below (unless you want to pay for it) but there is enough information to indicate that we should maybe be cycling out our old combs every three years instead of every five as was previously recommended. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00218839.2021.1899657?fbclid=IwAR3sW6VoztTR3xLbIulJo14n1e8guR0i1H3A-1PZUytAXLFUq8tw6XEw8tE
Varroa Mite Feeding Study
I do not think that Dr. Samuel Ramsey's incredible presentation on the weekend at the Zoom BCHPA semi-AGM was recorded, but here at least is a link to a paper that includes the electron micrographs that he used in his talk. Some really incredible stuff. I was particularly blown away by the use of gelcap… Continue reading Varroa Mite Feeding Study
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