Welcome Mid-Vancouver Island Beekeepers!

 Nanaimo Beekeepers on Facebook  The Nanaimo Beekeepers Club is based in central Vancouver Island, in the City of Nanaimo and serves the mid-Vancouver Island area. Our club has been long established and currently enjoys an active membership of educators, commercial businesses and hobbyists. Our goal is to share information and provide a friendly environment for learning to ensure the continued success and good health of honey bees on Vancouver Island.


When:  March 24

Where:  The Gathering Place (VIU)

Time:  9:00 – 12:00

  • Hive components and equipment;
  • Hive location considerations; cost and time commitments
  • Honey bee life cycle, biology, anatomy and development
  • Honey bee pests and diseases
  • Swarms and splits; summer management and honey production
  • Time for discussion so bring your questions.


When: 1pm – 4pm

Wendi Gilson, our area bee inspector, has offered to give a free presentation on IPM.  It is a fact of life that we need to know how to manage pests and diseases in our bee colonies.  This is a great opportunity to learn how to care for your bees and keep them healthy.

Both sessions will be offered free with donations welcome.

Mark March 24 on your calendar.

Call 250.616.9787 for info


Apiary  Inspector, BC Ministry of Agriculture,  for South Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands: Wendi Gilson – phone : 250-882-2852 – email: wendigilson@yahoo.ca



 British Columbia Day of the Honey Bee to be recognized on May 29 of each year. news.ca/news/598575/happy-day-of-the-honey-bee/

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