Regina and District Bee Club

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.  

Andrew Hamilton - President

I currently operate around 60 hives on my farm north of Regina. 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 am always ready to talk bees and loving helping the club out as a mentor to new beekeepers.

Linda Kletchko - Administration
Linda Klecthko - DirectorLinda 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!!"

Keara Lueke - Director
Keara_BistretzanThis is my second term on the board and it is sure to bring more adventures and excitement!

Many of you may know me better as Keara Bistretzan.  I am a third generation beeper.  This summer I married my long time friend and love of my life Justin, who in the course of our dating also discovered his love of beekeeping.  We live west of Regina and have kept bees together the last two years.  This past winter I experimented making my own lip balm and body butter using our beeswax.I look forward to seeing you all at club events!

Conrad Schultz - Director (website)
Conrad_SchultzI've been on the board on and off for several years, and am currently in charge of updating the website. I keep a handful of hives east of Regina, and my bees have been keeping me for 5 years. We are always looking for people interested in beekeeping, so if you are interested in starting, give us a call!

Judi Gazda - Director
judyMy husband Tom and I live on 35 acres, south of Lumsden.  This is also home to two horses, two dogs, two cats and now two bee hives.  Last year as a beginning beekeeper, I discovered the Regina and District Bee Club and the vast pool of knowledge and expertise available from its members. I intend to bring my "novice beekeeper" perspective to the executive and continue to develop as a beekeeper in my community. 


Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:52