We are the largest bee club on Vancouver Island, with over 200 active members. Our diverse club hosts meetings covering content for newbees as well as experienced beeks.
There are a number of dedicated people in charge of various aspects of the club’s organisation. They work behind the scenes to ensure our monthly meetings are filled with information related to beekeeping within the CRD and elsewhere.
The club was founded in 1973 under the banner of the BC Honey Producers Association (BCHPA) and was known as the Vancouver Island or Capital Region Division. To give you an indication of the topics discussed back then, here are some of the first bulletins distributed by Hugh Ross (the Secretary at the time); feast your eyes on these typewritten beauties:
The club has expanded and evolved since then. We have regular beginner’s beekeeping corners where topics for novices are discussed, as well as informal discussions for the seasoned veteran (our intermediate beekeeping corner).