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March 2023

Bees and Beers

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Curve at River Rock Casino, 8811 River Road
Richmond, V6X 3P8

It's back.  We're trying to restart these more informal gatherings.  A chance to have a chat with some of your fellow beekeepers as you get ready for the new season.  For now at Curve Lounge at River Rock.  It's right on Skytrain and has ample free parking.  We're all ears if you know of another location.  We'd love to move it around to allow RBA members from all over the LMD to join in.  Please let anyone on the exec…

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April 2023

RBA Monthly Meeting – Online Only event – Will Gruenwald – Chillardbee’s Apiaries

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual – See Newsletter for link

Join us for a discussion with Will Gruenwald of Chillardbee's Apiaries.  For years Will was based in the Eastern Fraser Valley but 3 years ago made the move up to the 100 Mile area.  Will will talk about spring preparation and management and how he's adjusted. Will will be joining us from 100 Mile so this will be a Zoom only session.  Look for the link in the newsletter to come.  

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Bees and Beers – Burnaby Edition!

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Bear Pub, 5665 Kingsway
Burnaby, British Columbia Canada
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Yes we've (Jean really) has managed to find another venue so that we can move this event around a bit as has been intended.  It has been a challenge to find other venues post Covid.  So please join us to celebrate what looks to be the actual arrival of Spring this weekend!!  Hopefully it'll be more than a few days. As always open to anyone who has idea on venues...New West area keepers any suggestions??  

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May 2023

RBA Monthly Meeting – Online Only event – Dr. Jon Zawislak

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

Common Scents: Honey Bee Pheromone Communication. Honey bees have developed some fascinating and intricate methods of communication, including a complex language of chemical signals known as pheromones. Learn more about some of these signals and how your bees use them to communicate information throughout the colony. Bio: Dr. Jon Zawislak is an assistant professor of apiculture and urban entomology for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. He has worked and played with honey bees since 1998, and is…

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June 2023

RBA Monthly Meeting – Hybrid Test Meeting – Brian Campbell

June 13 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Hybrid – Kinsmen Nature Pavillion/Virtual

We don't usually meet in June as we have our field day which will be coming up this year on June 17.  But we did want to test a hybrid meeting.  We encourage those that live close by to attend as per usual at the Kinsmen Nature Pavillion.  We will also be publishing Zoom link in the Newsletter.  Feedback from members is they'd like to attend but sometimes it's just too much to fit in.  At the same time many…

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Field Day – Mark your calendar

June 17

Just in the planning stages but save the date. June 17, 2023.  Speakers, demos, bbq hotdogs and a potluck item.  A chance to mingle with your fellow beekeepers from across the lower mainland.  Last year was our first tentative step back in, this year we hope to be bigger and better.  We will be asking for an RSVP in future (Eventbrite) just to help with numbers. Details to follow.

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August 2023

RBA Monthly Meeting – Online Only event – Will Gruenwald – Fall/Winter Preparation

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

For those that joined Will Gruenwald of Chillardbee’s Apiaries discussion in April he talked about his very specific fall/winter prep he has honed over the  years that has worked for him.  Join us for a rare August meeting of the club for the “big three” things required for successful wintering which is disease/pest management, sufficient population and queen rightness, and assuring adequate stores. He will talk about a few mite control products and a particular focus on oxalic acid vapour…

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September 2023

RBA Monthly Meeting – Online Only – Latest advancements in the honey bee microbiome management and hive probiotic supplements

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Virtual – See Newsletter for link

A thank you for fellow RBA member Brett Findlay for our latest guest, Brendan Daisley a Banting-NSERC Postdoc, Allen-Vercoe Lab, University of Guelph also the President of ISAPP-SFA | www.isapp-sfa.com as well as Creator of BEExact | www.github.com/bdaisley/BEExact and Canadian Bee Gut Project | https://beegutproject.uoguelph.ca. The talk will primarily focus on the honey bee microbiota and results from our recent studies testing how probiotics/beneficial bacteria influence honey bee resistance to disease. I will also be sharing details about the citizen…

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October 2023

RBA Monthly Meeting: Bee Round Up

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual – See Newsletter for link

Join us for a discussion. A combo of a reflection on the season, what you're planning for winter, share your experiences and a bees and beers. Bring your drink of choice and join us online. Due to construction at the Nature Pavilion all meetings until end of year will be online.

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November 2023

RBA Monthly Meeting: Andony Melathopoulos, Assistant Professor Pollinator Health Extension

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual – See Newsletter for link

If you've ever listened to his PolliNation podcast you know Andony Melathopoulos is an egaging and excited speaker who focuses on pollinator (all pollinators) health.   Join us for our November meeting. Title: Are honey bees like chickens and native bees like polar bears? There is a growing antagonism between beekeepers and native bee enthusiasts over whether beekeeping has a negative impact on native bee populations. In this talk I review what is known in this emerging area of study.  …

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