The North Canterbury Beekeepers Club
We are a group of
hobbyist beekeepers based north of
Christchurch, New Zealand.
Some of us have kept
bees for many years, others are new to
Whether you currently keep bees, have in
the past or just want to know more!,
you are welcome to come
along. We like to meet and learn from
one another in a
spring! with the bees expanding in size
in preparation for swarming, just
remember that the varroa will also be on
the rise and treatment should be in now.
Every 10-14 days check for swarm queens.
Financial members can join here
on Facebook too.
If you want to be part of the phoning and
contacts list, it is available to financial
members that have opted in. Please contact
the secretary for your copy.
The dates for our Hive meetings are from August
to April inclusive.
May, June and July meetings are TBA and weather
regular Hive Day is on the second Sunday of
Meetings will normally be at the property of
Glintmeyer, 176 Giles Road, Clarkville.
This is where we have our club hives and
Sunday Meetings: 14th October, at
First years 10.30 -
Lesson 05: AFB
Checks, varroa and growing your nuc/hive
00 Lesson plan for 22 lessons - Google
You can bring lunch for 12.30pm. Tea,
coffee and bikkies available free.
Second years 12.45 -
1.30 then join Hive Day:
Alternative varroa treatments and splitting
Hive Day 1.30pm: Discussing
seasonal variances and inspecting the club
Evening QnA: Our regular evening
meeting night is 10 days after Hive Day.
at Bruce Walker's place, 423 Mt Thomas Rd,
meeting: Wednesday 24th October,
7.00pm Question and
7.30pm Bee's cant
do everything - what we can do to help them
$25 for individuals or $40 per family for 12
months starting in August. A membership
application form can be downloaded
and emailed to the secretary.
A lesson sign up form can be downloaded
here and emailed to the secretary.
- Direct Credit to: Kiwibank, 38-9018-0175002-00,
Nth Canterbury Beekeepers Club.
Use your first
initial, last name and item being payed for as
reference. eg. NHobson sugar
- Cash, on one of our hive days or evening
meetings to Noeline Hobson or Don Weaver.
Financial members benefit from;
- The club library, a wide variety of books on
beekeeping, pests and diseases. Please sign out
and sign back in any books you borrow.
- Access to the club's 4 frame extractor. Please do not
pull the the extractor apart to clean it after
you use it. Let it drain and then Olly will clean it
- Discounted items such as sugar
for feed in Autumn. (By prior
arrangement and payment)
- Access to a workshop for making/assembling hive
parts during winter months. (By prior arrangement and at Olly's
- Our club news letter, sent out the first Sunday
of each month.
- A great group to hang out with, ask questions of
and share with.
A copy of the latest version of the club's
constitution is available
searching for the organisation number 2650171 in the
Incorporated Societies Register.
Alternatively you can download the Google
Doc version here (This gives
you the latest version with the changes
Website © North Canterbury Beekeepers Club 2014
Images © of the respective photographers