Kootenay Bee News

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

source of bees

Where to get bees 2018.1

  Dave Johnson will again be bringing in New Zealand packages for 2018. Prices and dates have not been confirmed as yet but his contact information is  beejohnson@shaw.ca or phone: 250-229-4765. He did say that he would like orders in to him by mid-February. Packages will arrive mid- to late April.

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