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January 2021

RBA AGM

January 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom call. Link posted via bcbees Google Group

Please join us to approve our financial statements and appoint our new Executive Team.

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RBA presentation – TBD

January 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom call. Link posted via bcbees Google Group
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February 2021

RBA presentation – Dr. Tom Seeley “Bait Hives”

February 9, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom call. Link posted via bcbees Google Group
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February 2022

RBA Monthly Meeting – Ron Miksha on Honey

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual – See Newsletter for link

By Zoom, from Alberta, we will hear from Ron Miksha.  His topic is classic, “Honey”!  I think he can answer some of the questions we might have about honey, or ones we haven’t thought of yet.  Ron Miksha keeps bees in his back yard in Calgary.  He is a frequent contributor to BeesCene, American Bee Journal, and has a 20-year-old blog (badbeekeepingblog.com), which is named after his book about his commercial beekeeping days. Currently, Ron is researching bee ecology at…

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March 2022

RBA Monthly Meeting – David Evans “The Apiarist” – Rational Varroa Control

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual – See Newsletter for link

Varroa remains the greatest threat to bees and beekeeping. The mite, and the viruses it transmits, are responsible for most overwintering colony losses. To avoid these mite levels must be minimised. This presentation discusses some of the science behind why Varroa and viruses are a threat to our bees before moving on to practical beekeeping considerations including how and when to control Varroa in your hives. Many beekeepers treat at the wrong time of the season, or use the wrong treatment, for maximal effect. In…

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April 2022

RBA Monthly Meeting – Dr Nuria Morfin – BCHPA Tech Transfer Program

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual

Dr Nouria Morfin leads BC Honey Producers Association's new  multi-year Technology Transfer Program to benefit the bee industry of the province. This program will pursue and implement appropriate solutions in fields which may include Integrated Management of bee pests and diseases, advancements in queen rearing, increased success in winter survival of colonies, develop training and BMPs for British Columbia beekeepers to become more self-sufficient and profitable. Nuria comes to the Tech Transfer Program with fourteen years of experience as a…

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Bees and Beers

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Curve at River Rock Casino, 8811 River Road
Richmond, V6X 3P8
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We're doing it!  Recognizing that all may not be comfortable we're easing back into Bees & Beers.  For those that like a few of us (so far Jean, Sarah and possibly Brian from the exec) are committing to taking one for the team and having a beer.  Come join us.  Jean has scoped it out and the venue is not overly crowded. Hopefully a kick off to restarting these and a good bee season.

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May 2022

RBA Monthly Meeting – DR. R.W. (ROB) CURRIE – Head of Entomology, University of Manitoba

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual

Based on the suggestion of our February speaker Ron Mishka we've lined up Dr Currie from the University of Manitoba https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/afs/dept/entomology/personnel/Currie.html. He will be speaking on everyone's favourite/least favourite topic...Varroa.  Just in time as we start gearing up for the season. The link will be published in the Newsletter but mark your calendars now for the May 10 meeting!  

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Bees and Beers

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Curve at River Rock Casino, 8811 River Road
Richmond, V6X 3P8
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We're keeping it at the same place to keep it simple for now.  Suggestions for future venues are more than welcome.  If you're up for a beer and comfortable with social events please come and join us.

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July 2022

RBA Field Day!!

July 16

A field day, July 16.  Check the Newsletter or Email list for the RSVP link.  There will be speakers/demos(Julia Common, Nuria Morfin and Brian Campbell), a bbq and of course sunshine.  Most importantly an actual face to face meeting!  That will be the most exciting.   Please do RSVP to ensure we get enough supplies.  But we are all so looking forward to seeing you!!

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