The 100th anniversary BCHPA general meeting could not happen this year due to Covid so five Zoom meetings were run instead, during the month of November. If you are a member, you would have received notice of these meetings and may have tuned in to them. If you missed them for some reason, they have… Continue reading BCHPA Membership and Educational Videos
If you were at our last beekeepers meeting (March) and went home with a bucket full of sugar, I NEED THE BUCKETS BACK!! The sugar donations are coming in fast and furious and I have nothing to put it in. So on your next trip into town (Castlegar) please drop the buckets at my place… Continue reading Calling All Sugar Bucket Black-listers
As of 17 March, the Castlegar Public Library is closed due to the COVID virus. Therefore we will have to cancel our WK Beekeepers AGM at this time. The BCHPA semi-AGM in Kamloops at the end of March has also been cancelled for this year, so I would not have anything to report at our… Continue reading WK Beekeepers AGM cancelled.
If you happen to be going to the lower mainland soon, you may be interested in the email that I received from Beekeeper Lindsay; "We’re sitting on a number of Arataki Packaged bees due to arrive on March 23rd, and are looking to move them at a great discount. Bulk Rates for packages are as… Continue reading Bee Packages
I'm looking forward to this. You will probably enjoy it also; https://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/features/telling-a-single-bees-story-in-a-creative-new-way
Turns out that there is a positive side to the wax moths that we beekeepers love to hate... https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/scientists-found-a-caterpillar-that-eats-plastic-could-it-help-solve-our
The monthly meeting for March will be this coming Sunday, 8th at Paul's place ( http://www.kootenaybeekeeping.com/ ) at the usual time from 13:00 to 15:00. Remember that the spring time change is this weekend so don't be late. 🙂 Liz Huxter will be giving a presentation on the Bee BC grant ( https://iafbc.ca/bee-bc/ )that she… Continue reading March, April Meetings
Dave Johnson has emailed me with the information on the New Zealand packages that he will be ordering; Each package has a mated queen with 1kg bees in a traditional style screened box with a feeder jar. The packages will be available for pick up in Harrop approximately 25th April. Packages must be ordered, with… Continue reading NZ Package Bees for 2020
Interesting article on how probiotics helped bees withstand AFB; https://research2reality.com/energy-environment-nature/creatures/probiotics-protect-honey-bees-disease/
New study links heat waves to decline in bumblebee populations. Emily Chung writes about study published in latest edition of Science journal for her CBC article.