Here we are at the Beginners Course Field Day in the College Bio Lab. Used the microscopes to look at honeybee workers, drones, and wasp anatomy and to test for Nosema spores. Beekeeper Seth found some spores in one of our sample bees. Everyone had an interesting time. Thanks to beekeeper Laena for the picture.
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
For those of you that attended our last meeting at Selkirk College Library on November 5, you may remember that we decided to put off the candle making event until next year because I thought that we weren't ready and organized this year. Well.......that same weekend Paul Taylor was in Vancouver and went shopping at… Continue reading Candle Making Back On
This coming Sunday, 5 November, will be the meeting of the WK Beeks semiannual general meeting. It will be held in the Library at Selkirk College, Castlegar campus. As usual we will gather for lunch and informal conversation in the College Cafeteria at noonish and then move to the Library at 1 PM for our… Continue reading West Kootenay Beekeepers Semi-AGM
Next Sunday, 15 October, Paul Taylor will host our October meeting as usual at his place, 987 Bridgeview Road. Meeting time will be 1:00 to 3:00 PM. This will be the meeting before the Annual General Meeting and Conference of the BC Honey Producers Association, our provincial parent body. That meeting is in Kelowna this… Continue reading WK Beekeepers October Meeting
It seems a bit ludicrous to think about the BCHPA AGM in October when we just had the semi-annual this past weekend. However this could save you some money, like $60. Our VP, Jeff Lee, is doing some awesome work at bringing in speakers, and in Kamloops on Saturday, the main presentation by Michael Palmer… Continue reading Super Early Bird AGM Registration
Reminder: the West Kootenay Beekeepers' Monthly meeting is on this Sunday, October 2nd from 1pm to 3pm at 987 Bridgeview Road, Ootischenia. Everyone is welcomed to attend! We'll have the tea & coffee on as always...
John Gates will be holding his queen rearing course again this year in Tappen, BC at Stagg's Sweetacre Apiaries. Course enrollment is only 20 students so if you are interested you must hurry; http://www.sweetacreapiaries.ca/john-gates-queen-rearing-course.html
Beekeeper Yann has e-mailed me with information about an upcoming apitherapy conference that will be held in Nelson February 18 - 22. I have attached the conference overview and schedule below for anyone who may be interested; Nelson Apitherapy Conference Welcome Nelson Apitherapy Conference Schedule
Our monthly series of beekeepers' gatherings resumes this Sunday, October 4th from 1:00 to 3:00 at Flying Leap Farm, 987 Bridgeview Road, Castlegar. This is free and open to everyone from total newbies to those with decades of experience. Bring your questions and ideas; the tea & coffee will be ready. Look for the Kootenay Beekeeping Supplies sign in beautiful… Continue reading Beekeepers’ Gathering on Sunday, Oct 4, 2015