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

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