CBC would like to get up to 4 hives for the roof of its building in Regina and is inviting proposals from interested beekeepers. CBC will pay all costs associated with the installation and maintence of the hives. For more details or to submit a proposal, click here.
Modern beekeeping requires beekeepers to keep track of a lot of information to meet current regulations for bee biosecurity and food safety. One of the challenges they face is sorting through extensive documents that they are sometimes overwhelming and confusing. The Canadian Beekeepers’ Practical Handbook to Bee Biosecurity and Food Safetyis a new tool to help beekeepers keep track of the information needed to meet current regulations.
The RDBC would like to send its condolences out to the family of Jens Hansen. A long standing member of our club, Jens Hansen passed away Friday January 29, 2016. Jens served as a director on the RDBC board for two years and volunteered countless hours at the Agri-Ed booth. He was very knowledgeable about bees and was a good teacher. Click here for Jens' obituary
The Canadian Honey Council announced that it has finally made available its "Producer Manual - Good Production Practices", which can be used "for the safe production and on-farm processing of honey-extracted raw or filtered (liquid, crystallized, or creamed) and comb honey intended for human consumption". Download the pdf direct from the CHC site
Anton "Tony" Bistretzan It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of a husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather, Anton (Tony) Bistretzan on Monday, May 12, 2014 while working at the family farm.