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.

Its swarming season is well and truely here, check every 10 days or so for swarm cell formation.

If you find a swarm, here are some contacts and info.

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
Hive Day 10th December 2017

at Olly's place, 1.30pm

Ross McCusker

Demonstrating his 2-queening system and varroa management.

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: 10th  December,  at Olly's

Newbies Beginners 10.30am.  Lesson 6 - Feed levels

Newbies Intermediates 12.45pm.  Lesson 18 - slight change. this "lesson" is a catchup and wrap up of the last 18 months. Highlights of beekeeping in each month. Bring a pen.

Hive Day, everyone 1.30pm.  Ross McCusker will demonstrate his 2-queening system and varroa management.

Evening QnA Location

Alan Crighton's home, 85 Millcroft Lane, Ohoka.

NOTE: No evening meeting in December.

Next evening meeting:  Monday 22nd January 2018

                7.00pm Newbies QnA

                7.30pm everyone - Details to be advised


 $25 for individuals or $40 per family for 12 months starting in August. Revised each AGM for the following year.

Payment by;
- 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 or ACrighton wax
- 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 club's constitution is available here by searching for the organisation number 2650171 in the Incorporated Societies Register.
Alternatively you can download the MS word version here    

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