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Field Day, 6 Sept 2014 See FIELD DAYS,
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Maintenance  day, 30 August, 10:00am

30th of August  we are hoping to have a maintenance  day at the club site. This is for both the bee hives, ( not opening hives just dealing with woodware etc ) and the surrounding grounds.  This of course will depend on weather.  

Hello to one and all,

As you may remember we were rained or more accurately  flooded out from the last organized working bee.  So we are on again for this Saturday  30th  of August ,  we are hoping to kick off at 10  am and will have a sausage  and bread lunch,  ( you can bring other stuff if like )  =)

Please bring along some gardening tools  , Spades may bee really handy  as there might be a  bit of trenching needed.  The woodware  is in need of maintenance  so they are ready for the season ahead  so there will bee a job for everyone .  =)

Gumboots , tools and maybe a fold up chair  ( for lunch )  would be good.

Hope you can make it




30th August 2014

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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!


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