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BEE INSPECTOR

The Bee Inspector for the South Island area is Wendi Gilson (250-538-8075). Inspection appointments can be requested for the purpose of disease diagnosis, as required before hive transport to another region, or prior to the sale of colonies and hive equipment.

BEE CULTURE MAGAZINE

Don’t forget to check out this month’s online edition, free to club members. Access the digital subscription through a new interactive app optimised for mobile phone or iPad or tablet, or your desktop computer through web edition.

WESTERN APICULTURAL SOCIETY (WAS)

WAS is a regional, non-profit, educational organisation for beekeepers in the western US states and Canadian provinces. Membership is not limited by geographic location. The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter called the WAS Journal. The newsletter is free and full of current information.

AGRI DIGEST ONLINE

Agri Digest Online is a Pan-Canadian Journal of Issues and Events in Agriculture.

TOP BAR GROUP

If you are willing to have a small group at your bee yard for an hour this season, or if you would like to meet to see various hives and discuss management, email Tara.

Swarms

Where are your hives? Please provide the Swarm Committee with the address of your hives. If we know where your hives are, we may be able to help you get your swarm back. Send your hive address to swarms@capitalregionbeekeepers.ca.

REGISTER YOUR BEEHIVES

Beehive registration aids in spreading information to people in areas of possible contamination (like AFB). Anyone keeping bees in B.C. must be registered. It is also a legislated requirement to register the apiary locations where bees are kept. Registration can be done through BC’s Ministry of Agriculture website. In addition to the registration, please notify our Swarm Committee of your apiary address. This helps the club identify possible swarm owners within the vicinity of a swarm.