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Beekeeping in BC is a regulated activity. ALL beekeepers in British Columbia need to register with BC Apiculture, no matter whether they have 1 colony or 10,000 colonies. That is the law under the provincial BC Bee Regulation. Folks are strongly encouraged to register with the BC Ministry as soon as they possess bee colonies. To register is a very simple online form and doing so is FREE. There are no prerequisites. There is no test to pass. If you have bees please click this link to get that done first and foremost. It will take you less than 5 minutes to do.
When you have finished that come back here and JOIN the Bee Club.
Bee Club Membership Benefits: This is an open-armed Bee Club. Any and all relevant beekeeping interests and experiences are welcome. The Bee Club consists of folks of varied experience levels and apiary sizes. There are beginners with one hive and commercial members with hundreds. Join us.
If you know of anyone who has bees in the area, please refer them to here and encourage them to join.
Bee Club membership grants you access to Bee Club meetings, inclusion in Bee Club communications, admission to workshops and field days activities, online member discussion forums, outdoor social functions, education sessions, participation in Club programs, and more .... While most of the information and resources on this website are openly available to the general public, there are some sections that are member only.
Best of all: Membership is FREE !
Member requirements: for BC Peace Region Bee Club are quite simple. To join the club ............
You have an insatiable interest for honeybees and beekeeping. You are seeking to associate, converse, learn, share knowledge, and have extraordinary experiences with people of common interests.
You reside in and actually have bees in the BC Peace Region. Or you are starting your beekeeping journey and have made arrangements to have bees this season. When you have taken steps to go from interested in bees to actually having bees, please join us.
The Bee Club is operated BY members FOR members. Meaning there is some participation and volunteerism expected. You will bring your smile, your enthusiasm, and openness to participate to discussions and activities. It is OK to be shy or reserved; most beekeepers like their bees more than they like people, LoL. It is also OK for life to be busy. We cannot be everywhere nor get involved in everything. You just need to make an conscious effort to participate wherever you can and as often as you can.
COSTS: Membership is FREE. When costs are incurred those are addressed on an as needed basis. For example: the participants of club socials, workshops, seminars, and field days activities may be asked to contribute to the costs of putting on those events. The Bee Club admin may periodically request donations from members at meetings to cover materials for presentations, stationary, or to setup online access to media such as this exceptional website.
Annual Renewal. Membership needs to be renewed in Spring period each year. Old membership information is tagged as stale and deleted in July. To stay current, renew each year between January thru May.
How to Join or renew BC Peace Region Bee Club: you can join anytime; 24/7-365. To join the BCPR Bee Club or to renew your membership fill out the JOIN US form below. In the request you must include accurate information. A Bee Club coordinator will get back to you via email to get you set up.
The BC Honey Producers Association (BCHPA) membership is not a requirement to participate as a member of the BC Peace Region Bee Club. Though beekeepers whom are well established with multiple colonies ( 10+) should also consider adding a BCHPA membership. The purpose and benefits of BCHPA are explained at the website linked below. Go there to see what the BCHPA has to offer and to decide if BCHPA membership is also right for you.
Note: Our local field days and workshops can only be hosted by Bee Cub Members who are also BCHPA members with the associated BCHPA liability insurance coverage.