The Club owns and rents out a four-frame extractor and refractometer. Members can save money by rent the club’s equipment instead of having to purchase their own.
In order to make the extractor rental easier for everyone, we will be using online booking for the second year.
Simply click on this link and you will see what days are available and be able to create a calendar entry for your own rental. While the calendar is not private, only people with that exact link can view it.
Reservations that are cancelled less than 48 hours beforehand will be charged a late fee of $50.
The extractor will be located at 2812 Fleury Street, Regina. Doreen Bradshaw will manage the rentals (Thanks Doreen!). Pickup and drop off times need to be coordinated with Doreen by contacting her at 306-539-5719 (i.e. just because you have reserved the extractor for a particular date and time, doesn’t mean she is available!)
A huge thanks to Doreen for looking after this. Our Club depends entirely on the contributions of volunteers. We have been told that we have the best bee club in Canada and if that is true, it’s because of the extraordinary commitment of our members who volunteer their time, effort and knowledge.
The Club works with the Saskatchewan Beekeepers Development Corporation to offer annual Introductory
Members can visit and tour other beekeepers’ apiaries to learn from and network with other beekeepers.
New beekeepers are matched with experienced beekeepers who provide opportunities for hands-on experience working with bees, and mentorship about keeping bees.
The Club publishes an informative newsletter in January, April, July and October. If features practical beekeeping tips, recent conference and training session reports, and information about past and upcoming relevant beekeeping and food safety events.
The Club runs a bulk shipping program where once a month during the summer months, members can order beekeeper supplies from BeeMaid in Tisdale to save on shipping costs.
The Club purchases Apivar in bulk and passes those savings along to members who can purchase individual strips at the reduced cost. The program is ideal for those with only a couple of hives. Other treatments can be ordered through the Club’s Bulk Shipping Program from BeeMaid in Tisdale.
The Club operates a Drawn Comb Program where members can exchange new frames and foundation for drawn out comb that has been provincially inspected.
The Club co-ordinates an annual order where beekeepers can purchase high-quality, locally adapted, provincially inspected nucs.
The Club publishes an annual list of local honey producers who meet the legal requirements to sell honey within the province of Saskatchewan.
The Club attends several local trade shows including Agribition. Members are welcome to provide honey and products from the hive for sale during those events. Honey must meet the legal requirements for food sale within the Province of Saskatchewan, that being that it is processed in a facility that:
1. Is CFIA inspected, or
2. Is inspected by the province as a restaurant or food processing facility, or
3. Meets all of the Saskatchewan Home Food Processors regulatory requirements.
The Club hosts a day-long winter event that includes topical guest speakers, networking, and suppliers.
The Club encourages members to actively promote responsible beekeeping in the community and provides downloadable PDF brochures that can be printed by members.
The Club provides a comprehensive best practice and local beekeeping information resource library on this web site and on a Regina Bee TV YouTube Channel to enable members and anyone interested in beekeeping to learn how to keep health bees and produce healthy honey.
Club members will go to private homes to collect honeybee swarms and to remove bumblebees.
Club members are available to speak in the community about beekeeping.
The Club provides downloadable beekeeping resources for teachers.
The Club manages and active Facebook community where members can share, network and discuss bees.