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Upcoming events


NLBKA's Annual Workshop and AGM - November 2-3, 2018, Fluvarium, St. John's.  

We have a great line-up of workshop sessions and presenters this year folks.  This is an opportunity for you to meet many other beekeepers from around the province, get tips about beekeeping, learn more about honey bee health issues, etc.

 Highlights include:

  • Dr. Boris Baer – “Growing the honey bee industry in Western Australia: A case study.”
  • Robert and Savannah Finley – “The Flow Hive”
  • Dr. Steve Walsh – “NLBKA Colony Loss and Management Survey results for 2018”
  • Jeff Harris – “Encouraging comb drawing”
  • Dr. Barry Hicks – “Native and imported bumble bees and pathogen spillover”
  • Ron Woodman – “Cutting queen cells for splits”
  • Karen Kennedy (Provincial Apiarist) – “Identification and procedures for treatment of major pests and pathogens in hives”
  • Rod Scarlett – “The  Canadian Honey Council”
  • Bill Burton – “Extracting honey: checking moisture content”
  • Catherine Dempsey & Karen Kennedy – “NL beekeeping: where are we in 2018 and where do we want to go?”
  • Peter Armitage – “A draft Varroa action plan”
  • Gala dinner

 Some images from the November 2016 AGM


Alison Van Alten, keynote speakerAlison Van Alten, keynote speaker


Alison Van Alten (Tuckamore Bee Company) from Guelph, Ontario, gave us two wonderful presentations.






Judy Skinner & Catherine DempseyJudy Skinner & Catherine Dempsey

 The Association presented pioneering beekeeper Wally Skinner (Pasadena, Newfoundland) with an award in recognition and appreciation of his significant contribution to beekeeping in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Judy Skinner (left) accepted the award on behalf of her spouse, Wally.





Phillip CairnsPhillip Cairns



Phillip Cairns explained his winter ventilation strategy.






Dan PriceDan Price



Dan Price gave a honey tasting session.






Miscellaneous membersMiscellaneous members



Participants absorbed in the presentation.






Miscellaneous membersMiscellaneous members



Members attended from many parts of the Island.






Miscellaneous AGM photoMiscellaneous AGM photo


Comfortable meeting space at the Fluvarium.







Past events

  •  NLBKA PROVINCIAL WORKSHOP & AGM. November 3-5, 2017, Mt. Peyton Hotel, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.

  • Video coverage of the NLBKA and MUN Botanical Gardens' general information session, "So You Want to Keep Bees." Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, MUN Botanical Gardens, Mount Scio Road, St. John's.
  • 23 February 2017 - Bee Social. The Rocket, St. John's.
  • 22 January 2017 - Gathering of beekeepers and wannabes from the Bonavista Peninsula-Clarenville-Port Blandford region, Portland.
  • 4-5 November 2016 - Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association AGM, Fluvarium, St. John's.
  • 18 July  2016 - Dr. Barry Hicks, lunchtime public lecture about the biology, diseases, and pollination significance of native bee and honey bee species.  College of the North Atlantic, Corner Brook.
  • 16 July 2016 - NLBKA president, Dr. Dan Price, beekeeping table at the  Mount Pearl Fun Day.
  • 30 May, 2016 - "The Buzz on Bees",  NLBKA & O'Brien's Farm Foundation, presentations by Barry Hicks, Dan Price and Ross Traverse. St. John's.
  • G&M Farms Introductory Beekeeping Courses.  May 21/22 2016, etc.  Freshwater (Placentia Bay).
  • 6-7 November 2015 - Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association AGM, Lester's Farm Chalet, St. John's, NL 
  • 22 August 2015 - introduction by Gerard Smith to the new Urban Beekeeping Education Centre, O'Brien's Farm, St. John's
  • 1-2 August 2015 - Apiary visits - Wally Skinner (Pasadena), Phillip Cairns (Flatrock), Aubrey Goulding (Paradise), Vickie Walsh and Jan Snellen (Burnt Cove).