meetings, Useful Information

Fall Meeting of East Kootenay Beekeepers

ANNUAL EAST KOOTENAY BEEKEEPERS FALL MEETING (all are welcome) WHEN: Saturday October 20th – 1:00 pm to 4:00pm. WHERE: Cranbrook, Public Library – Manual Arts Building https://www.google.ca/…/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x5364df4a8… COST: $5.00 – (refreshments, hall & equipment rental) BRING: A coffee goodie or two & any items for sale ACTIVITIES: Successful Overwintering - Lance Ministry News - Axel… Continue reading Fall Meeting of East Kootenay Beekeepers

pests and diseases, Useful Information, Varroa

Werner Gysi’s Modified Method

Werner Gysi’s modified springtime method of; Swarm Control, Varroa Control, and Queen Replacement: He calls it SMC, sustainable mite control (everyone has to have a three letter acronym!) Timing: is when the dandelions are in full bloom. This will vary from one beekeeper to another due to the microclimates of the bee yard locations. Dandelion… Continue reading Werner Gysi’s Modified Method