Field Day, 4 Mar 2017 11:00 Beginners else 12:30
See FIELD DAYS,
681 Cashmere Road, Hoon Hay Valley - sign posted
**Parking is only permitted in the first paddock going up the drive on the left** NB - Close the gate if there are animals in the paddock.
**Please bring your apiary registration number with you and write it down next to your name when signing in**
11.00am Session 1 for new beekeepers (hives will be opened / weather dependent)
12.30pm 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 -
Sustaining a hive through autumn/winter. Due to the unsettled weather
this summer the bees want to winter early. This means people will have
to feed their bees this year
* Quick talk about raising queens
* Feeding with Sugar
* Treating now/Disease check
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 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, or you are welcome to phone a committee member to confirm**
SUBS for 2017 (to Sept) $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
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!