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The North Canterbury Beekeepers Club welcomes you.               

We are a group of hobbyist beekeepers based north of Christchurch, New Zealand.        

NEW Location and times, see below.

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.

Swarming season is upon us, check for queen cell formation every 10 days and check your varroa mite levels and control methods/dates.

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 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 Eyreton Hall, 4 Mandeville Road, Swannanoa
This is where we have our club hives and extractor.

Next Sunday Meeting from 11am: 12th December

Meet and greet with a snack/brunch and question time then

First and second year course 11.30 - 1pm ish
Hive work afterwards followed by a cuppa and wrap up of the day.

00 Lesson plan for 22 lessons - Google Docs                     All club members are welcome to bring lunch and chat with others.

                                      Tea, coffee and bikkies available free.

Evening QnA:  Our regular evening meeting night is 10 days after Hive Day.  Temporarily not being run until we have a venue,
Watch this space for when these meetings will resume.


$40 per individual or family under the same roof, 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 our Treasurer Paul Morrin, or to Noeline Hobson.

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 (temporarily in recess).
- 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)

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