Regina and District Bee Club

Events 2017
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The University of Regina Lifelong Learning Centre is offering an intermediate level course on beekeeping.  Students will experience hands-on, in-the-field instruction (weather permitting) and invaluable information to move them from bee-having to bee-keeping.  Taught by 5th generation beekeeper, Andrew Hamilton, students are sure to benefit from Andrew's years of experience and insight. 

While this class will be taught at an intermediate level, even beginning beekeepers will benefit from the course content and experience (however, some experience with honeybees is expected).

  • honeybee biology
  • identifying diseases
  • integrated pest management
  • preventing swarms
  • re-queening
  • splitting
  • introduction to queen rearing
  • record keeping
  • legal matters
Dates: every Monday  Sep. 18 to Nov. 20, except: Oct. 9 and Nov. 13
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm (classes at Hamilton Apiaries may have different times to match daylight hours)
Location: U of R Adult Learning location (off-campus) at 2161 Scarth Street and at Hamilton Apiaries
Cost: $125 register online at
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:00
Events 2017


This course taught by a Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region public health inspector is the requisite course to be able to process and sell food as a "Home Food Processor" under The Food Safety Regulations.  The course will causes of foodborne illness, food handler hygiene, microbes, food safety plans, food storage, food preparation, serving food, and sanitation. 

Attendees will receive the FoodSafe Level 1 Book and must pass a written exam at the end to get their certificate.  If you would like to attend, please print out the Registration Form and mail it with your payment to the address on the form, or register online.

Dates: Saturday June 10, 2017.
Lunch: Bring your own.
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: to be determined

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:20
Members News & Notes
At the Club's 2017 annual meeting Morgan McLellan from the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region presented about food safety.  A lively discussion ensued amongst a number of members about what exactly the legal requirements were for small honey producers, especially when it came to selling in a retail location. As no one was completely knowledgeable or prepared about the myriad of regulations applying to the sale of honey, a number of members were left more confused than they were at the beginning of the meeting.  The Club determined that it would be good to clear up the confusion for members and Club President (and lawyer) Yens Pedersen conducted a thorough review of the various laws.  Read his detailed review here

Last Updated on Monday, 24 April 2017 17:11
Events 2017

beginnersThe Regina Bee Club, along with the Saskatchewan Beekeepers' Association and Ministry of Agriculture are pleased to offer the 6th Annual - 2 day Beginning Beekeepers Course near Regina.  UPDATE: The Regina course is now sold out but there are spaces in the Saskatoon course (May 6-7) and Prince Albert course (May 27-28).

Come and enjoy this two day course which enables participants to experience both theory and practical field experience. Instructors include the Saskatchewan Beekeepers’ Association, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture staff and experienced beekeepers from the Regina Bee & District Bee Club. Every one of all experience levels are welcome.  Click here for complete course description.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 April 2017 17:20
Events 2017
agm_smThe Regina and District Bee Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday March 11, 2017 at the Knox Metropolitan United Church, 2340 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK. [Google Map here]
Last Updated on Monday, 06 March 2017 15:08