The Chilliwack Beekeeping Community presents…
Sunday, November 23, 1:00-4:00pm @ Yarrow Community Hall
(Southside Meeting Room, 4670 Community St., Yarrow, B.C.)
Join us to listen and learn from a panel of experts share their beekeeping wisdom, experience, and helpful tips. In the beekeeping world there’ s a saying along the lines that “if you ask 3 beekeepers the same question, you’ll get 4 answers” so we’re in for a treat! We are thrilled to host our special guest speakers and Master Beekeepers:
Scott Gordon, Natural Bee Apiaries, Maple Ridge, B.C.
Jerry Awram, Honeyview Farms, Chilliwack, B.C.
Lindsay Dault, Urban Bee Supplies, Delta B.C.
(Read about our speakers below)
After the seminar, stay for a mix & mingle to connect with other beekeepers, sample local honey harvested this year, learn about community resources, browse items for sale, and enjoy refreshments provided.
*Table room will be provided for registered guests to display business cards, pamphlets, books, helpful resources, and small items for sale (bees & beekeeping theme/products only).
*Beekeepers are invited to compete in a ‘Honey Competition’ where all attendees will taste and vote for their favourite. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners will be announced and awarded.
This is the perfect time of year to learn about and prepare for next year’s beekeeping season – for those considering the practice in 2015. The seminar is also an excellent opportunity to brush up on your beekeeping skills and to answer some of those tough questions around keeping honeybees, for already experienced beekeepers. Finally, the expo is a great way to network your beekeeping business if you make & sell equipment locally, sell harvested products, or simply have a passion for bee-themed crafts or artwork.
12:30 – 12:45 Set-up
1:00 – 3:00 Seminar
3:00 – 4:00 Expo Meet & Mingle
3:45 Honey competition and door prize winners announced
4:00 – 4:30 Clean- up
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
A beekeeper since 1956, Jerry runs a family business with his wife & son with 4000 hives in the Fraser Valley and in the Country of Athabasca (Alberta), and operates a farm store & packing facility in Rosedale B.C. Jerry (& his son) has a PHD in molecular biology & entomology respectfully, and Jerry’s background includes his roles as: provincial apiculturist (Alberta), lecturer in beekeeping at Fairview College and NAIT, chairman of AHP Coop, vice president of BeeMaid honey, president of the CHC and secretary of CAPA.
Scott Gordon has been working in the beekeeping industry for 19 years. He has steadily expanded his profitable apiary to 300 hives. His interest in honeybees led him to attend queen rearing seminars and the Bee Masters course at Simon Fraser University. In 2002 Scott traveled to New Zealand to participate in the beekeeping industry. While there, he worked with David Yanke a Commercial Queen Breeder in New Zealand, who instructed him in the technical aspects of artificial insemination of queen bees. Scott has also worked with commercial beekeepers in New Zealand, the Fraser Valley and the interior of British Columbia. In addition to Scott’s experience in commercial beekeeping, he was employed by Natural Factors Laboratories to expand his knowledge of bees and their associated products. Most recently, Scott works in cooperation with the University of British Columbia to assist with a genetics research project and currently holds a position with the B.C. ministry of agriculture as a provincial bee inspector.
A beekeeper for 8 years, an instructor for 4 years, and Master Beekeeper; Lindsay’s life revolves around the honey bee. In 2010, she and her husband started Urban Bee Supplies (Delta, BC) and they now provide hundreds of Vancouver residents with beekeeping supplies, education, and honey bees throughout the year. Lindsay has been featured in books including Backyard Roots, requested to speak to the Senate regarding urban honey bee health, and what started as a hobby has grown to a full blown passion and career too! Visit: http://www.urbanbeesupplies.ca
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Join us to learn from these exceptional beekeepers and to network with local beekeepers! The event is open to the public, but space is limited. The facility is wheelchair accessible and parking is free.
* Early Bird Registration $20 (UNTIL Oct. 31)
* Regular Registration $25 (AFTER Oct. 31)
* Special Discount $20 for beekeepers who bring resources, displays items, items for sale, etc. Space is limited. (BEFORE Nov. 8)
HOW TO REGISTER:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request Registration Form
Forms then submitted by email (& payment by email transfer) OR sent via Canada Post (& payment by check). See deadlines on registration form.
Laura Cameron – Delisle
Environmental Educator, Community-Builder, Beekeeper, Circlekeeper
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About The Bumblebee Circle
Circle & creative facilitation services for individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, school bodies, etc. including small & large workshops, event hosting, special presentations/talks, and unique learning opportunities. I specialize in facilitating Circle for community-building and environmental education purposes and offer a unique understanding & experience of Circle by drawing from the wisdom of bees and beekeeping. Learn more about the Circle process as understood through the world of bees here: Circlebee: A book about Circle and bees
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