Join us at 6:30 PM beginners corner and 7 PM for regular meeting.
Wednesday May 17th, 2017
in the Chapel at Providence Farm in Duncan
Guest Speaker Lora Morandin has been doing research on bees and pollination since 1997. She started out working on bee pollination of greenhouse tomatoes at Western University in Ontario and that grew into an interest in native pollinator conservation and sustainable agriculture. She then did a PhD at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia studying modern agriculture and pollinators, followed by post doctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley working on enhancement of native pollinators and natural enemy insects through small-scale farm restoration. Lora has more than 20 peer-reviewed publications on pollinators and sustainable agriculture, including innovative work on economic benefits of ecosystem services. She has consulted for government and industry on diverse ecological topics such as seabird oiling from offshore oil and gas operations, and honey bee health research gaps. One of her main interests is finding ways that production and conservation can co-exist for a healthy and sustainable environment. Lora lives in Victoria, British Columbia and when she’s not working part-time for Pollinator Partnership Canada, spends time working on her urban farm and enjoying BC’s beautiful natural areas.
NOTE we are changing our start times for May, 6:30 for beginners corner and 7:00 PM for general meeting.
Please consider helping our club be the best it can be by filling any of the following positions:
1. Volunteer Coordinator
This position requires active recruitment. Job duties include figuring out how many volunteers are required for a specific event, creating sign-up sheets, speaking at our meetings, organizing time schedules, communication with volunteers to ensure everyone knows their responsibilities and schedule. We have 2-3 exhibitions/fairs per season as well as other events such as The Day of the Honey Bee that will need coordination of volunteers
2. New Mountain Bee Yard
3. Refreshments at meetings
4. Website Updates
5. Field Day Coordinator
There will be a sign-up sheet at the membership desk at the first meeting where Julie will also be taking membership renewals and new member registrations.
Don't forget your membership dues!
Executive member contacts go here.
Cowichan Beekeepers is a passionate group dedicated to best practice beekeeping in and around the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 1843 Tzouhalem Road at Providence Farm in the chapel. We do not hold meetings in December and January.
New beekeepers corner at 7:00pm, regular meeting begins at 7:30pm.
We take pride in being a friendly, helpful club.
Learning beekeeping from a book is good and to be part of a supportive club is better!
Experienced Speakers with specific beekeeping knowledge will present on timely topics at each meeting.
We Look forward to meeting you.