Please note in your calendar that the West Kootenay Beekeepers will have their first meeting since January 2020 (OMG) on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at the Mir Centre at Selkirk College, Castlegar campus. Hopefully the weather will be good enough to have an outdoor meeting because we still want to be careful with the Omicron… Continue reading First post-Covid meeting
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BCHPA Semi-AGM Registration
Here is the link to register for the Zoom meeting starting tomorrow, Friday, 18 March. They have some great speakers lined up one of which is Dr. Nuria Morfin, who is heading up the new Tech Transfer Team. It is free for BCHPA members. https://bchpaconference.ca/ https://bchpaconference.ca/
Membership Renewal Time…
If you haven't already done so, or want to join the West Kootenay Beekeepers for the first time, now is the time, because if you pay your $40 (25 hives or less) by the end of January, our local club gets $10 back for local activities. The main benefit of membership is the 4 quarterly… Continue reading Membership Renewal Time…
BCHPA AGM and educational presentations.
Our WK member, beekeeper Kate of Elk Root Conservation Farm in the Slocan Valley, is one of the presenters this year. All the presentations are free for BCHPA members but you have to register to get the Zoom link information. https://bchpaconference.ca/
Canadian Wildlife Federation Certification
For all of the Gardeners in our midst, the Canadian Wildlife Federation is collecting information on Garden Habitats. These areas come in all shapes and sizes! From a balcony container garden for pollinators to a forested acreage for our larger member of the animal community. Check out the CWF online registration form here: https://cwf-fcf.org/en/explore/gardening-for-wildlife/action/get-certified/ Or… Continue reading Canadian Wildlife Federation Certification
Bring On The Flies….
Excellent article and TED Talk video
Recycle Your Old Combs
Only the Abstract is available for the article below (unless you want to pay for it) but there is enough information to indicate that we should maybe be cycling out our old combs every three years instead of every five as was previously recommended. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00218839.2021.1899657?fbclid=IwAR3sW6VoztTR3xLbIulJo14n1e8guR0i1H3A-1PZUytAXLFUq8tw6XEw8tE
Support Bee Awareness in their RDCK grant application
Linda Martin asked me to post this message. Please help out if you can to support their application for a grant from the RDCK to help place observation bee hives in Kootenay elementary schools. Hello Everyone, Bee Awareness Society has been approved by the RDCK to have public input for our grant application.After March 29th you… Continue reading Support Bee Awareness in their RDCK grant application
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