north canterbury bee club

The North Canterbury Beekeepers Club welcomes you.                

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 beekeeping.

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
social atmosphere.

Winter is here finally, remember its ok to open a top feeder to refill feed during the winter but make sure its above 13 degrees centigrade and not windy before you open the brood chamber

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.


Wednesday  15th  August

Rangiora War Memorial Building
24 High St (corner of Albert & High Sts)

Starting at 7.30pm

Come along and have your say,
and make sure your subs for 2018/19
are paid so that you can fully participate.

Hive Days:

The dates for our Hive meetings are from August to April inclusive.
May, June and July meetings are TBA and weather dependent.

Our regular Hive Day is on the second Sunday of the month.

Meetings will normally be at the property of

Olly Glintmeyer, 176 Giles Road, Clarkville.
This is where we have our club hives and extractor.

Next Sunday Meetings: 12th August,  at Olly's place

First years  10.30 - 12.30:  Lesson 03:  feeding bees, syrup and patties  Make or assemble a nuc (full depth or 3/4).  Bee food requirements for the year, pollen nectar, wax, bee numbers in a hive, flowers needed.

00 Lesson plan for 22 lessons - Google Docs You can bring lunch for 12.30pm.  Tea, coffee and bikkies available free.

Second years  12.45 - 1.30 then join Hive Day:  Lesson 14:  chalk brood, sacbrood, and other bee diseases in NZ and overseas.

Hive Day 1.30pm:

Evening QnA:  Our regular evening meeting night is 10 days after Hive Day.
                          NO  EVENING  MEETINGS  IN  JUNE,  JULY,  and AUGUST.

Next evening meeting:  Wednesday 19th September, at Bruce Walker's place, 423 Mt Thomas Rd, Fernside. 

7.00pm Newbies questions.

7.30pm To be advised.


$25 for individuals or $40 per family for 12 months starting in August. A membership application form can be downloaded here 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 as necessary.
- 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 discretion)
- 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 here by 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 highlighted)

Website © North Canterbury Beekeepers Club 2014
Images © of the respective photographers