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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Caution regarding use of Bayvarol to control Varroa.

Bayvarol is a relatively recent product in Canada to control Varroa. It uses the active ingredient flumethrin. Flumethrin is chemically similar to fluvalinate, the active ingredient in Apistan, which has been used for many years, and to which some Varroa developed resistance. Paul van Westendorp recently advised that some anomalies have recently been found in...
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Got Foulbrood?

The National Bee Diagnostic Center is collecting suspected foulbrood samples (EFB and AFB) to contribute to a Canada-wide study. But first, we need your help. The goals of this research are to 1) develop better foulbrood diagnostic techniques (especially for EFB), 2) better understand the factors contributing to active vs. benign infections, and 3) compare...
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