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Field Day, 5 Nov 2016

681 Cashmere Road,
HoonHay Valley - sign posted 

**Parking 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.

**Please bring your registration number with you and write it down next to your name when signing in**

Hi everyone,

11:30 for new beekeepers.
1.30pm for more experienced beekeepers
3.30pm Finish off with a cuppa / feel free to bring a plate for afternoon tea

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 this website so please check if you are unsure, or you are 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

New Beekeepers Training Day, Sat 15 Oct.

A training day for novice beekeepers is to be held at the club apiary site on Saturday 15th October commencing at 9.30am, weather dependent.
Cost is $75.00 per person which is $50 for the course and $25 for the club subscription through to 30 June 2017.

It will be run by Jeff Robinson - phone 0276572007 or email alpinebee@gmail.com

Please register your interest by either contacting Jeff or emailing the Club Secretary at beenicehoney2@gmail.com


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  training@afb.org.nz  or phone  045660773

TARATAHI 34 week (part time) course

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!!!!!!!


Shirts  $35      Caps  $20

Directions 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 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!

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