Our Annual AGM, Conference and Trade Show is just two weeks away. We have finalized our speaker line-up and it’s going to be a great event including our annual business day, education, product & trade displays, honey competition, networking, social events and just plain fun! Our Plenary Day speakers will be Randy Oliver from Scientific Beekeeping, Jerry Hayes, Lead from Honey Health – Monsanto and Ian Steppler from Steppler Honey in southern Manitoba. We have an amazing line up of the latest scientific research as part of the CAPA Scientific Symposium. We are also fortunate to have the Canadian Honey Council join us for our event. If that’s not enough, we have added a full day of workshops on Sunday to give you practical, take-home information tailored to your beekeeping level.
Commercial ~ Advanced Track
Sustainable Beekeeping by Raising Your Own Queens – Ian Steppler
Small Scale Food Processing – Candice Appleby
Research Tips for Practical Beekeeping – Randy Oliver
Importing Queens – CFIA Representitive
Commercial Beekeeping – The Last of the Dirty Jobs – Jerry Hayes
Intermediate ~ Beginner Track
How to Maximize Spring Build-up – Randy Oliver
Protecting Your Apiary from Bears – Ken Owens
The Classroom – Q & A – Jerry Hayes
An Inside Look at a Prairie Beekeeping Operation – Ian Steppler
The Essentials of Pest and Disease Management – Doug Gordon
For more information about the event and to register – CLICK HERE
Annual Honey, Wax & Mead Competition
“Honey, apparently so simple, yet in detail so complex and remarkable, has for thousands of years been the main reason that people keep bees. As BCHPA members who strive to “bee better” it is appropriate to look to the standards of perfection and the BC diversity in the honey we produce in partnership with our colonies. Producing honey in the jar is essentially a challenge to match the quality of honeys as our bees have made them. Please share the special honey of your corner of BC, by entering the BCHPA honey competition, so we may celebrate the best.” Kerry Clark – President of the BCHPA
Now is the time to ready your honey and products for the annual competition. CLICK HERE for details. Bring your entries to our Welcome Centre that opens Thursday evening, October 26 between 4-8 pm or on Friday, October 27th.
If you are sitting on the fence about coming, now is the time to act! Register today.