The North Canterbury Beekeepers Club welcomes
We are a group of hobbyist
beekeepers based north of Christchurch, New
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
The bees seem to be
preparing for winter, many people report that
they have found brood chambers full of honey
already. Keep an eye on feed levels to make sure
they have enough for a longer than normal
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
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: 8th April, at
10.30am to 12.30:
Lesson 10: Wintering down/feeding (13
degree rule and have feeder on top), bee
biology, native bees and bumble bees.
bring lunch for 12.30pm. Tea, coffee and
bikkies available free.
12.45pm to 1.30pm, then join the Hive Day
Lesson 21: Wintering down with
natural stores (but willow aphid honey goes
solid) vs wintering with syrup after
extracting a lot of honey (commercial
1.30pm: Seasonal work.
QnA: NOTE CHANGE OF
DAY, this will be
our regular evening meeting night, 10 days after
meeting: Wednesday 18th April, at
Bruce Walker's place, 423 Mt Thomas Rd,
Ellis from Ecrotek will be talking about
supplemental winter feeding.
$25 for individuals or $40 per family for
12 months starting in August. Revised each AGM
for the following year.
- 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
- 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 club's constitution is available
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
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