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Some images from the November 2019 AGM  


Fisheries & Land Resources minister, Honorable Gerry Bryne, addressing the meeting.















The honey tasting contest was good fun.










 Julien and his dad, Philippe Delabays, won the honey contest.









 Donna House explaining how she made her bee-themed side table.









Outgoing NLBKA president, Catherine Dempsey, accepted a donation from Don Paul, on behalf of the Fogo Island Partridgeberry Festival.





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

  • 19 September 2019 - Introduction to beekeeping, with Lee Harvey, Corner Brook Public Library.
  • Varroa Action Plan workshops, 17 August 2019 (St. John's), and 24 August 2019 (Deer Lake).
  • 19 June 2019 - An introduction to Keeping Honey Bees. Carbonear Public Library.
  • 30 May 2019 - Really Saving the Bees: How to encourage them in your garden. Evening presentation hosted by MUN Botanical Garden.
  • 9 May 2019 - Introduction to Beekeeping. Evening presentation hosted by MUN Botanical Garden with NLBKA and MUN staff.
  • 14 April 2019 - Beekeeper and wanabee gathering, Port Blandford, Clarenville, Bonavista Peninsula region.
  • 28 March 2019 - Rooting for Health, St. Andrew's School, with Sharon Tilley and Catherine Dempsey.
  • 23 March 2019 - Bee Social and Seed Swap, The Dildo Brewing Co. & Museum.
  • 13 February 2019 - Bee Social. The "Baby" Rocket, St. John's.
  • NLBKA Provincial Workshop & AGM. November 2-3, 2018, Fluvarium, St. John's, NL.

  • 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).