Field Day, 3 Dec 2016
See FIELD DAYS,
Last field day for the year - Saturday, 3rd December
First 2017 field day - Saturday, 14th January681 Cashmere Road, HoonHay Valley - sign posted
is only permitted in the first paddock going up the drive on the left. No one parked on the road nor on the drive.** NB
- Close the gate if there are animals in the paddock.
bring your registration number with you and write it down next to your name when
signing in (if you have one)**
11.30am Session 1 for new beekeepers (hives will be opened / weather dependent)
1pm Special General Meeting
1.30pm Session 2 for more experienced beekeepers
3.30pm Finish off with a cuppa / feel free to bring a plate for afternoon tea
Topics to be discussed -
- Hive inspections / varroa / disease checks
- Swarm cells
- How to collect pollen / process it
- Combining hives
- Honey management / preventing robbing
- Making wax candles
The hives will ONLY be opened if the air temperature is warm enough.
We expect you to bring your own bee suit. Limited number
of suits available only to first time new people being introduced to
DO NOT bring any gloves to our hive site as this can spread disease.
be posted to this website so please check if you are unsure, or you
very welcome to phone a committee member to confirm**
SUBS for 2016/17 $25 per family.
Payment can be posted to Kerry at 28 Fairway Drive, Shirley. Also online is ok too.
How to join
Go to http://www.afb.org.nz/beekeeping-courses for a list of centres and dates where courses are to be held. At the bottom of this list is an application form.
Any queries should be directed to Janette Gwilliam at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 045660773
TARATAHI 34 week (part time) course
YOU REGISTERED, IF NOT WHY NOT , IF YOU HAVE A HIVE YOU MUST BE
REGISTERED, This is all part of bee keeping and helping to control AFB
so please do your bit for the good of our hobby and those precious wee
CLUB T SHIRTS AND CAPS
Shirts $35 Caps $20Directions to Club Site (Click here)
Beekeeper related articles
Christchurch Bee Stories and Tips (looking for article writers) at http://chchbeekeepers.blogspot.co.nz/
Welcome to the Christchurch Hobbyist Beekeepers' Club
Based in the beautiful Garden City
of Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand, our club has over
160 active members and has been supporting local beekeepers for over
The purpose of our club is to support beekeeping in Christchurch, for
both professional and hobbyist beekeepers. Beekeeping is becoming ever
more popular and our club is here to help people learn about bees, how
to keep them and how to produce bee products. Of course, that includes
honey, one of the purest foods and the only food produced by insects.
Our club members include individuals and families and
we welcome contact from anyone with an interest in bees. It doesn't
matter if you just want to know more, if you think you might like to
become a beekeeper or if you already have some hives; our club is the
place for you.
We believe that the best way to learn is by doing!
We have a regular programme of Field Days where more experienced hive
masters demonstrate some of the skills and techniques used in beekeeping
today. Club members are encouraged to get involved and play an active
role, whether by helping to set up, lifting boxes of honey, lighting the
smokers or brewing the tea.
Although we are a volunteer organization, we have an elected Committee
with formal roles such as President, Secretary and Treasurer as you
would expect. All of our Committee members are volunteers and we
actively encourage every member to play an active role in making the
Club a success.
You will learn more about our Club and the
opportunities we offer as you travel through the rest of our website.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or feel that you would like
to know more about what the Club can do for you, please send an email to email@example.com. Better still, come along to our next Field Day and have a taste of locally produced gold.
We look forwards to seeing you there!