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Field Day, 6 Dec 2014 See FIELD DAYS,

Hi all,

This is our last field day for this year.  We are having a BBQ, kicking off at 12.30 pm.   If you would like to join us for lunch could you please bring a salad or something to share and we will provide the sausages and bread.

IF YOU ARE HAVING LUNCH WITH US YOU MAY LIKE TO BRING YOUR OWN CUTLERY, A PLATE AND CHAIR.

Field day Saturday 6th December - 

681 CASHMERE RD,  right on the bend for those who haven’t been before,  sign posted.

12.30 pm - BBQ

1.30 pm  start 

Topics to be covered -

  • Queen raising
  • Disease
  • Honey management
  • Display of the use of an extractor
  • General hive maintenance
  • Candle making
We will have a look at the hives and then finish with a cuppa.
 
We expect you to bring your own bee suit.  Limited number of suits available only to first time new people being introduced to beekeeping.

DO NOT bring any gloves to our hive site as this can spread disease.

Cancellations will be posted to the website so please check if you are unsure.

Cheers, Myrtle



SUBS for 2014 $25 per family
Payment can be posted to Kerry at 28 Fairway Drive, Shirley. Also online is ok too.
How to join


Beekeeper Registration

ARE 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 fuzzy bees!!!!!!!


CLUB T SHIRTS  AND CAPS

Shirts  $35      Caps  $20


Directions to Club Site (Click here)

Beekeeper related articles
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en_US#!forum/chch-beekeepers-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 thirty years.

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 chch.beekeepers@gmail.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!

 


                       How could life be better?


Photos on our web site are credit to David Alexander where marked
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