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Upcoming events

 

Beekeeper and wanabee gathering, Port Blandford, Clarenville, Bonavista Peninsula region. Sunday, 14 April 2019, 4:00 pm, at NLBKA regional rep, Ian Hussey's, place in Port Blandford. Contact Ian for more information. centraleastrep@nlbeekeeping.ca


Introduction to Beekeeping. Evening presentation hosted by MUN Botanical Garden with NLBKA and MUN staff.  Thursday, 9 May 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm.


Really Saving the Bees: How to encourage them in your garden. Evening presentation hosted by MUN Botanical Garden. 30 May 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm. To register contact MUN Botanical Garden at https://www.mun.ca/botgarden/contact/

 


Varroa Action Plan workshop, MUN Botanical Garden, St. John's, Saturday, 8 June 2019 (pending funding approval)


Varroa Action Plan workshop, Deer Lake, Saturday 15 June 2019 (pending funding approval)

 


Introductory Beekeeping Course. 2019 season. This two-day practical and classroom based course takes place at an apiary in Freshwater, Placentia Bay. For more information see  https://www.gmfamilyfarm.com/tours--training.html or contact Gerard Smith at gandmbeesupply@gmail.com

 


Advanced Beekeeping Course. 2019 season. This two-day practical and classroom based course takes place at an apiary in Freshwater, Placentia Bay. For more information see  https://www.gmfamilyfarm.com/tours--training.html or contact Gerard Smith at gandmbeesupply@gmail.com

 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

 

  • 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).