beginner, courses, Useful Information, workshop / conference

Upcoming Beginner Courses

Beginner Beekeeping courses are starting up again for 2018. 1. East Kootenay - Cranbrook. Lance And Bobby Cuthill will run their usual course; BCHPA INTRODUCTORY BEEKEEPING COURSE 2 Full Classroom Days Feb 24/25 1 Field Day working with Honey Bees date to be announced BC Honey Producers Certified Instructor Class size limited to 12 persons… Continue reading Upcoming Beginner Courses

meetings, Useful Information

East Kootenay Beekeepers Fall Educational Meeting

Got the following e-mail from Lance Cuthill;   East Kootenay Beekeepers Fall Educational Meeting   WHEN: October 21 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm WHERE: Cranbrook Library – Manual Arts Room WHO: Beekeepers & Interested Persons COST: $5.00 – Coffee Provided BRING: Paper, Pen & Items for Sale START 1:00 pm WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS 1. Report from… Continue reading East Kootenay Beekeepers Fall Educational Meeting

chemicals, Do-it-yourself, pests and diseases, Useful Information, Varroa

Another method to apply oxalic acid

At our February 5 meeting, beekeeper Brian mentioned the Randy Oliver article about applying oxalic acid dissolved in glycerin and soaked into blue shop towels. This provides a third  method to use oxalic acid to control Varroa mites in addition to the drizzle and vapourization methods. Below is the link to the article on Randy… Continue reading Another method to apply oxalic acid

courses, Useful Information

Upcoming Beginner Beekeeping Courses

In the "Upcoming Events" column on the right, you can see the dates and locations of 3 beginner beekeeping courses that are starting soon. 1. The first to start on February 19 is the West Kootenay Beekeepers Beginners Course being held in Castlegar. Registration is through Selkirk College; 2. The second course starting on… Continue reading Upcoming Beginner Beekeeping Courses

beginner, meetings, source of bees, Uncategorized, Useful Information

West Kootenay Beekeepers Meeting

The next meeting of the West Kootenay Beekeepers is coming up on Sunday, Feb. 5th from 1 to 3 at Flying Leap Farm, 987 Bridgeview Road in beautiful downtown Ootischenia.  These gatherings are open to everyone, whether they're just starting out or have been keeping bees for decades.  Bring all your questions and ideas --… Continue reading West Kootenay Beekeepers Meeting