President’s message (May 2023)

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Website Password

The password to the members-only side of our website has been changed for this year as it always does after our Annual General Meeting. The new password was circulated in April’s Beeline. Connect with us if you can’t find it.

Hive Registration and RE-Registration

As you know, it is a legislated requirement that anyone keeping bees in B.C. and the apiary locations where bees are kept must be registered with the provincial government. Also, anyone who has not RE-registered their hive locations since June 2022 must do so again. The new process requires that each apiary location have a Premises ID.

This is not a Big Brother issue; it is directed at supporting and protecting apiaries and apiarists. For example, this information allows the government and enables them to contact beekeepers with hives in proximity to disease outbreaks. I wouldn’t necessarily know that there was another apiary 3 km from me, let alone know it got hit with AFB…

The online registration tool can be found here. If you don’t want to laboriously copy this URL, I found it by Googling (that’s now a real verb!) “Registering beehives in BC“.

Small Groups

Small groups are restarting! We will be holding them monthly June through August in addition to our regular club meetings. They have been very popular in the past; informal gatherings for casual conversation, getting questions or concerns discussed (and hopefully answered), and networking with other beekeepers in your area. We have them organized geographically:

  • Victoria/Oak Bay – Carolyn H
  • Vic West, Esquimalt, View Royal – Laure N
  • Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke – Werner G
  • Saanich, Gordon Head – Norman D
  • Central/North Saanich, Sidney – Lucas D

If you would like to participate in these, please email and in that email include your name (email addresses can be pretty opaque) AND which group you wish to join!

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting on Thursday!

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