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Bee BC projects funded in 2022

The following 10 projects were funded through the 2022 intake of the Bee BC program.

Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm and Meadery – planted a variety of species of bee forage.

Capital Region Beekeepers Association – completed irradiation sterilization of equipment to protect bee health.

Comox Valley Beekeepers Association – tested non-chemical methods of controlling varroa mites, and educated members and other beekeepers of these techniques.

Mark K Nigro – conducted photo-frame scans of hives to analyze varroa mite monitoring.

Native Bee Society of British Columbia – provided training to identify and record bee forage information, such as creating reference collections.

Robson Valley Beekeepers Association – hosted a series of events to educate youth about basic beekeeping skills to encourage small-scale beekeeping in the community.

Rushing River Apiaries – purchased additional polystyrene hives and installed monitoring equipment for treating disease and improve overwintering survival.

The Farmers Cupboard – continued development of a school outreach program to educate local school children on the importance of bees and their habitat.

The King’s Christian School Society – students planted a pollinator/nectar garden for bees in the fall and were taught proper planting and maintenance of the garden.

Viewcrest Farms – tested several techniques to address common bee health issues.