2024 Blueberry Pollination Survey

Dear beekeeper, My name is Miriam Bixby and I am a researcher in honeybee economics currently working on a PAm (Project Apis-m) funded project looking at the costs and benefits of highbush blueberry pollination for beekeepers. I am working with Nuria Morfin (TTP) as well as Heather Higo (BCHPA) and other bee researchers to find...
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BCHPA Research Priorities – 2022

The BCHPA Research Committee wants your input into upcoming research opportunities.  BCHPA members, please rank the following 11 research areas by order of importance (1 being highest priority and 11 being lowest priority). We would appreciate receiving responses by the end of Wednesday, March 16th, but we will continue to collect responses until after the semi-annual....
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BCHPA Tech Transfer Announcement

BCHPA is pleased to announce that Nuria Morfin will join us as lead of the newly formed Technology Transfer Program. Nuria will start on November 1st, 2021. Nuria comes to us with fourteen years of experience as a beekeeper, researcher, and extensionist – acting as a link between research and industry. She has expertise in...
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100th Anniversary PROCLAMATION

BRITISH COLUMBIA LEGISLATURE PROCLAMATION – December 16, 2020 WHEREAS honeybees and native pollinators play a key role in sustaining a healthy environment enjoyed by all British Columbians, and WHEREAS honeybees fulfill a critical role in British Columbia’s agricultural sector through the pollination of crops and flowering plants, and WHEREAS the government of British Columbia has...
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Webinar with Paul van Westendorp

“In Defence of Bees” Just Added!  ZOOM WEBINAR with Paul van Westendorp ~ BC Provincial Apiculturalist Join us on Tuesday, October, 27th at 7:00 pm PST for this free webinar. Paul will take questions after his 60-minute presentation. CLICK HERE to REGISTER  

March Business Meeting – March 27, 2020 ~ (via Teleconference)

Due to the unfortunate outbreak of COVID-19, our Semi-Annual Business Day schedule for this Friday was cancelled.  The BCHPA Executive would like to keep the flow of our twice-yearly membership meetings going in spite of this.  We have decided to hold our executive meeting via a telephone conference call so we can practice social distancing. ...
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Semi-Annual Meeting Cancelled

BCHPA Semi-Annual Business Meeting & Education Day March 2020 ~ KamloopsCANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 Dear BCHPA Members & Conference Guests, Although the risk of infection from the COVID-19 virus may still be low in BC, the advice of our Province Chief Medical Officer is to limit gatherings such as ours, to help prevent its spread. In...
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Honey Samples Wanted for NMR Testing

Peter Awram and Leonard Foster are trying to develop a made-in-Canada solution for quality control of honey. This would make use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), plus possibly the mass spectrometry technology that Leonard Foster’s lab uses at UBC. As part of this effort, they would like to assemble honey samples from across the province...
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