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Events 2015
April 28, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Evening will include instruction needed to get you through the first month of having bees. There will be time for Q & A with Geoff Wilson the Provincial Apiculturalist after the instruction session. Subjects being discussed include hiving a package, hiving a nuc, feeding, brood chamber setup, starting a hive with foundation, monitoring a hive for space, monitoring a hive for proper build up.

It is highly recommended all new beekeepers take the SBA Beginner Bee Course being offered June 6th and 7th.

Click here for directions, cost and pre-registration.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 12:00
 
Events 2015
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The Regina and District Bee Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday March 14, 2014 at the Deer Valley Golf Club. [Google Map here] [Bing Map Here]

REGISTRATION
Applying for membership allows you entry into the AGM, and allows you....to order bees, entry into courses, event discounts, access to updates and news (outside of FB), access to experienced beekeepers, mentor program, drawn comb program, bulk order program, extractor rental, etc. 
PLEASE RSVP by Friday March 6/2015 so we can confirm numbers. We would like to gage who is coming so we can make a great AGM.
Late arrivals welcome still.

If you would like to buy or sell something we'll have a bulletin board of sorts to post on.

Remember that If you are new to beekeeping you can sign up for our annual Introductory Beekeeping Course in May (tentative).

AGM Contact:
Judi Gazda, 306 761-1771, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Membership and Registration Contact: Linda Kletchko, (306) 771-2053, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

REGISTRATION  9:00 - 10:00am
MEETING 10:00am to 4:00pm

AGENDA:
  • 9:00 am - Registration (membership sign-up, nuc ordering, mentorship sign-up, drawn comb sign-up, volunteer sign-up)
  • 10:00 am - Call to Order, Beekeeping Introductions (guests, board & members)
  • 10:15 am - Resolutions, Business and Reporting
  • 10:45 am - Break/Raffle/Prizes
  • 11:00 am - Club Programs Review, Andrew Hamilton
  • 11:20 am - Lloyd Harris, Overwintering Fall Nucs
  • 11:40 am - Jake Berg, Sask Beekeepers Association President
  • 12:00 pm - lunch (catered - One lunch per membership will be provided.  Additional lunches can be purchased for $10 each.)
  • 1:00 pm - Geoff Wilson, Provincial Update/Pest Management
  • 2:00 pm - Election Nominations (2 positions open this year)
  • 2:10 pm - Elections (1 vote per membership)
  • 2:30 pm - Break/Raffle/Prizes
  • 2:45 pm - Open Forum  - Questions & Answers
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourn Meeting
Guests:
  • John Sochaski, Beemaid Tisdale
  • Lloyd Harris, AgView International
  • Jake Berg, Sask Beekeepers Assoc President
  • Geoff Wilson, Sask Provincial Specialist in Apiculture
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:32
 
Events 2014
AGRIBITION_2014The Regina and District Bee Club will be at the annual Canadian Western Agribition.

Where
:
  • Evraz Place, Regina, SK
  • Agri-Ed Area (talk to Beekeepers, see live honey bees!)
  • Tradeshow (buy products of the hive)
When:
  • Monday, November 24 to Saturday November 29, 2014
Notes
Volunteers Needed!
  • The club is in need of volunteers for both the Agri-Ed Showcase and the Tradebooth. If you are interested please contact us!
Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 10:16
 
Events 2014
Sask Beekeepers Convention
Where: Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon.
When: Thursday-Saturday, Nov 20-22, 2014

More info at: http://www.saskbeekeepers.com/index.php/news/96-2014-sba-convention
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 08:22
 
Events 2014
Lieder-Bee-27091116Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014
Time: 1-3:30pm
Where: Senior’s Centre,
2404 Elphinstone Street
Cost: $5/person
Come out for a relaxing and low-key event with lots of time to visit other members and ask your questions or discuss the honey year.
We will have an open forum to lead some group discussions and finger foods.
Please rsvp to Judi at 306-761-1771 or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by October 27, 2014.
 
Events 2014
exerpt from the WAS website...
http://ucanr.edu/sites/was2/Conference_Information/

was1"The 36th Annual Conference of the Western Apicultural Society will take place mainly  in the University Center of the University of Montana, Missoula.

The WAS Conference will be nested in a number of other events happening at the same time, or within days, including the 2nd International Workshop on Hive and Bee Monitoring, a "Color Run" (about 2,000 runners?), and the Missoula Honey Harvest Festival.  The WAS Conference will have a wide variety of speakers, on topics such as latest bee research from the U.S. and Canada; bee diseases; pesticides.  Broadening out, there will be presentations on climate change; native and urban plants for honey bees and native pollinators; and encouraging the use of locally grown crops and practicing sustainability in crop production.

The President's Message contains much more information on various aspects of the program, which is not yet finalized.  So return to the "Conference" link from time to time for updates.

This would be a good time to consider lodging for the Conference.  The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel might be the best bet.  It is a full-service hotel (Finn and Porter Restaurant, free shuttle from and to the Missoula airport, etc.) within walking distance of the campus.  The hotel address is 100 Madison Street, Missoula, MT.  Phone: (406) 728-3100.  The other, newer hotels, are on the opposite side of town.  They are too far away to walk to the campus and parking on campus is extremely limited."

Conference Details:
http://ucanr.edu/sites/was2/Conference_Information/Conference_Details/

Pre-Registration:
http://ucanr.edu/sites/was2/Conference_Information/Conference_Pre-registration_Form/

Late Registation:
http://ucanr.edu/sites/was2/Conference_Information/Late_Registration_or_On-site/

Lodging:
http://ucanr.edu/sites/was2/Conference_Information/Hawaii_Hotel_Reservation_Form/

T-Shirt Order Form:
http://ucanr.edu/sites/was2/Conference_Information/2011_Conference_T-Shirt/
Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 09:17
 
Events 2014
beekeepersJune 22nd UPDATE! For everyone that RSVP'd to the field day - the field day is still on rain or shine! (hopefully shine). There is shelter from the rain if need be. Don't forget your juice/lemonade for the contest! Map to the orchard is here https://goo.gl/maps/JRhr2

If you plan to attend, would you please RSVP by June 14 either by replying to
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling Keara at 306-539-2729.

Directions are as follows:
>From Regina, head north towards Lumsden on Highway 11. At Exit A, turn left and head west on secondary highway, # 734. Proceed west, about 8 km and as the highway veers north, DO NOT VEER NORTH but instead continue west on to gravel. Head down hill and on your right you will see the "Over the Hill Orchard" sign.

We look forward to seeing you there!

When - Sunday, June 22  
Registration at 1:00 PM, Tour begins at 2:00(Tour takes 1 - 1.5 hours)

Where - Over the Hill Orchards - 20 minutes north west of Regina, off of
Highway 11, map and directions will follow.

What - See the orchard in bloom, learn about their eco-friendly growing
processes, see how they turn their fruits into delectable products and learn
about their fruit breeding program.   Enjoy a fresh slice of pie and a coffee
after the tour and the opportunity to visit with other bee keepers.

$12.00 - bee club members
$15.00 - non members

This is a great place to spend the afternoon and visit with Bee Club
members.  We hope to see you there.
Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2014 10:09
 
Events 2014
excerpt from saskbeekeepers.com

beginnersThe Saskatchewan Beekeepers' Association, the Regina Bee Club, Saskatoon Bee Club and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
are pleased to offer the third annual 2 day beginning beekeepers courses in the Regina and Saskatoon area.
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Come and enjoy this two day course which enables participants to experience both theory and practical field experience. Every one of all experience levels are welcome.

Workshop lessons include:
  • Standard beekeeping equipment
  • Honey bee colony assessments
  • Basic bee biology
  • Seasonal beekeeping responsibilities
  • Extracting/ processing honey
  • Disease and pest management practices

Dates: The Saskatoon course will be held Saturday May 10 and Sunday May 11.The Regina course will be held on Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1.
Lunch
: Provided with registration fee.
Time: 8:30am both days
Location
: The Saskatoon area course will be held in Langham (click for map) and the Regina area course will be located in St Josephs (click for MAP).
Cost: $175.00 CAD
Registration
: Please complete and return your registration form as soon as possible. Download the registration
form, print it and mail it into the address at the bottom of the page. (Regina Registration form, Saskatoon Registration form)

Refunds will be issued minus a $25 administration fee up until this date as well. A charge of $25 will be applied to NSF cheques.
Please note that this workshop is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. Please bring a bee hat and veil, a bee suit and proper footwear, there will be hands-on instruction in the bee yard. Note: Please contact Jessica Morris if you need a bee hat and veil.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 March 2015 16:51
 
Events 2014
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The Regina and District Bee Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday March 8, 2014 at the Royal United Services Institute of Regina, 1660 Elphinstone Street, Regina, SK.  Click here to see the google map location. You can also download this map that we created.

REGISTRATION @ 9:00am
TIME: 9:30am to 4:00pm

PROPOSED & TENTATIVE AGENDA UPDATE Friday March 7 @ 10am:
  • 9:00 am - Registration
  • 9:30 am - Call to Order, Business and Reporting, Election Nominations (2 positions)
  • 10:15 am - Break
  • 10:30 am - Elections,Resolutions
  • 11:00 am - Bee Maid Presentation
  • 11:30 am - Max Bowen - Regina Qu'appelle Health Region (Food Safety)
  • 12:00 pm - Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - Lloyd Harris - Honey Bee Longevity Study
  • 1:30 pm - Cory Sheffield - Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at Royal Saskatchewan Museum
  • 2:45 pm - Break
  • 3:00 pm - Open Forum 
  • 4:00 pm - Adjourn Meeting
Guest Speakers:
  • John Sochaski - BeeMaid Honey
  • Lloyd Harris - Honey Bee Longevity Study
  • Cory Sheffield, Research Scientist: Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, Royal Saskatchewan Museum
  • Max Bowen, Provincial Health Inspector, Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region - Product Sales and Food Safety
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions. See you there!
Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 10:02
 
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