The RDBC Executive consists of 5 volunteer positions. One President, one Administrative position, and 3 director positions. Each executive is elected during our annual members general meeting in the spring and holds their position for a 2 year term. Executive duties are spread out across the board. The President position is determined by the the board itself, and the president must have had previous experience on the board before becoming president. Once the 2 year term is up, the executive must stand down for a minimum of one year, to allow for new members to become a part of the board.
Jeff Tholl - President We are located at Windthorst approxiamately 90 miles southeast of Regina. We have been involved with bees for 5 years. Starting with 2 hives and expanding to currently 30 hives. Our operation has it's own little niche market as we have 4 flavours of honey. And no, there is no favourite. We are in the process of attaining CFIA accreditation.
Since we have joined we have also been involved with Agribition. With all the press associated with CCD the interest in our industry as grown tremendously. So even with the negative impact this has had on the industry, it has also had a silver lining. Thanks to all for your help at Agribition and keep up the good work spreading the news about bees and our products.
With the variety of operations in our club we feel this offers many advantages. From the hobbyist to the major producers, beginner to seasoned veterans, the wealth of knowledge right here locally is endless. So if there is some way we are able to assist you don't hesitate to give a shout.
May the flow bee with you,
Linda Kletchko - Administration As mentioned in the AGM News on Page 1 and the President Report on Page 3, we have 3 new Executives. Here is a bit about each of them. Linda Kletchko and her husband Greg are located 20 miles east of Regina in the hamlet of St. Joseph’s Colony. They have been ‘beekeeping’ for going on 14 years and have often wondered who’s ‘keeping’ whom! Linda became a member of the Regina and District Bee Club in 1997 and has held different positions within the Club over the years. Linda has volunteered many years with Agribition working at Agri-Ed or the Trade Booth and admits to loving every minute of it. "It's great to see how much interest is being expressed by many in, not just the honey bee, but bees in general. People are realizing what a vital role these little gals play in the production of food and that 1/3 of all food has been touched by a bee! GO BEES!!"
Dennie Fornwald - Director Dennie Fornwald is a new beekeeper and the founder of Regina Urban Beekeeping. She is a teacher and gardener, as well an outdoor enthusiast. er the years - thanks especially to our past president Colette Stushnoff and director Michelle Frischholtz. Your dedication to the club has been fantastic!"
Andrew Hamilton - Director
Andrew Hamilton - Director
I have a little over a dozen hives I keep on a farm north of the city. My Great grandfather moved here from Scotland and was one of the creators of the SBA (Saskatchewan Bee Association). He started down here in the Qu'Apelle Valley and eventually moved to the Nipawin area where I grew up. I spent my youth helping my grandparents and father with their bees. I find it very rewarding to be running bees in the area where my great grandfather started.
I joined the club in 2010, and started with 2 hives. Every year since I have expanded a little more. I enjoy answering bee questions and helping new members out.
KB Sterling - Director I have been interested in beekeeping since I saw my first hive as a child in Hudson, Quebec. I am a parent, a baker, an archivist, a honey collector (more than a dozen different types at any given moment) and future beekeeper. This is my second year with the RDBC and my first attempt ever at website administration. Be patient with me!