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Upcoming events


NLBKA's annual Workshop and AGM - November 1-4, 2018, Fluvarium, St. John's.  We have a great program this year, with a superb keynote from California/Western Australia.  Stay tuned for more info in the near future.


June 1 – October 15 – Tuesday, Thursday and SaturdaysHoney Bee Hikes at Adelaide’s Honey Bee, Pollinator and Wildflower Reserve.  This Eco-Agri-Tourism experience offers something for everyone – education, research, tourism, agriculture and our Newfoundland heritage.Located ten minutes from downtown St John’s, in the heartland of the agricultural belt, the reserve is inland away from the ocean coast providing a micro-climate where honeybees and native pollinators can forage for longer periods of time.  Come explore a unique outdoor adventure:

 • Honey bees and native pollinators foraging on wildflowers. Observe them returning to their hive with pollen and nectar.

 • Learn the fundamentals of low impact beekeeping.

 • Open up a beehive and see inside.

 • Walk our wilderness trail where you may see grouse, rabbits, waterfowl, songbirds in a protected natural habitat.

 • Learn about Newfoundland wildflowers and our boreal forest.

 Tours are offered Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9:45am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-3:45pm.Reservations: taken for small groups of 4 to 8 people.  Admission: Adults – $48.00 Children under 14 – $20.00.   HST includedHikes from June 1st until October 15th and hikes will proceed rain or shine. To reserve your honey bee hike please contact us through email.



NB - Apparently this one may not go ahead due to lack of interest.  Stand by for more information. Saturday, Sunday September 22, 23, 2018G & M Family Farm and Apiary. Evaluating Nosema infection in honey bees.  There are two types of Nosema that affect honey bees.  This hands-on workshop will help beekeepers identify Nosema using microscopes.  Further details will be announced at a later date. Lunch included with registration fee, as well as coffee and refreshment breaks. Date:  Tentatively, September 22, 23, 2018.  Saturday and Sunday.  Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm.  Location:  28 Old Settlement Hill, Freshwater (Placentia Bay). To be announced for NLBKA members,  $50 more for non-members.  Registration must be paid in full at sign up.  50% refund if cancelling 10 days before the course.   To register, please contact  or call (709) 213-BEES (2337).


Some images from the November 2016 AGM


Alison Van Alten, keynote speakerAlison Van Alten, keynote speaker


Alison Van Alten (Tuckamore Bee Company) from Guelph, Ontario, gave us two wonderful presentations.






Judy Skinner & Catherine DempseyJudy Skinner & Catherine Dempsey

 The Association presented pioneering beekeeper Wally Skinner (Pasadena, Newfoundland) with an award in recognition and appreciation of his significant contribution to beekeeping in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Judy Skinner (left) accepted the award on behalf of her spouse, Wally.





Phillip CairnsPhillip Cairns



Phillip Cairns explained his winter ventilation strategy.






Dan PriceDan Price



Dan Price gave a honey tasting session.






Miscellaneous membersMiscellaneous members



Participants absorbed in the presentation.






Miscellaneous membersMiscellaneous members



Members attended from many parts of the Island.






Miscellaneous AGM photoMiscellaneous AGM photo


Comfortable meeting space at the Fluvarium.







Past events

  •  NLBKA PROVINCIAL WORKSHOP & AGM. November 3-5, 2017, Mt. Peyton Hotel, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.

  • Video coverage of the NLBKA and MUN Botanical Gardens' general information session, "So You Want to Keep Bees." Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, MUN Botanical Gardens, Mount Scio Road, St. John's.
  • 23 February 2017 - Bee Social. The Rocket, St. John's.
  • 22 January 2017 - Gathering of beekeepers and wannabes from the Bonavista Peninsula-Clarenville-Port Blandford region, Portland.
  • 4-5 November 2016 - Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association AGM, Fluvarium, St. John's.
  • 18 July  2016 - Dr. Barry Hicks, lunchtime public lecture about the biology, diseases, and pollination significance of native bee and honey bee species.  College of the North Atlantic, Corner Brook.
  • 16 July 2016 - NLBKA president, Dr. Dan Price, beekeeping table at the  Mount Pearl Fun Day.
  • 30 May, 2016 - "The Buzz on Bees",  NLBKA & O'Brien's Farm Foundation, presentations by Barry Hicks, Dan Price and Ross Traverse. St. John's.
  • G&M Farms Introductory Beekeeping Courses.  May 21/22 2016, etc.  Freshwater (Placentia Bay).
  • 6-7 November 2015 - Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association AGM, Lester's Farm Chalet, St. John's, NL 
  • 22 August 2015 - introduction by Gerard Smith to the new Urban Beekeeping Education Centre, O'Brien's Farm, St. John's
  • 1-2 August 2015 - Apiary visits - Wally Skinner (Pasadena), Phillip Cairns (Flatrock), Aubrey Goulding (Paradise), Vickie Walsh and Jan Snellen (Burnt Cove). 





 Dr. Dan Price is offering educational presentations to youth groups by request, early fall and spring.  His presentations include a demonstration hive.  Rules of the sponsoring/organizing body apply (e.g., schools, scouts, guides, etc.). For more information contact Dr. Price at drdanielprice at gmail dot com




MacPherson cub pack honey bee demonstration, 7 October 2015.