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Beekeeping Network

We organize get-togethers for those who are already beekeepers and we hold information sessions on beekeeping for people who want to start! (Join VV, then Beekeeping)

Location: Vancouver
Members: 134
Latest Activity: Jul 16, 2015

Beekeeeping is part of the Village Food Group and Neighbourhood Food Network

Dear beekeepers and other beekeeping enthusiasts,

I encourage you to become part of a neighbourhood group where you can meet in person with other beekeepers regularly (or with people interested in beekeeping). Steve and I are part of a group of about 10 beekeepers that was created last spring. We had a couple of get-togethers last year and it was invaluable (and fun!) to learn from each others’ experiences. So far I have responses from people who would like to start a group in the Commercial Drive area, Dunbar and North Vancouver. I suggest creating groups based on where you live - having people that live near by who can lend a hand (or hive box if your bees swarm!) can be very helpful.


Please note that during Anna's absence, you may contact Steve Sandve (beekeeper) or Cylia for questions and help furthering ideas related to beekeeping.  (Click on the links at their names above to open up their Village page, and write them a note on their Comment Wall.)


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Comment by Anya Chase on July 22, 2012 at 6:47pm

Hi all apiarists and aspiring apiarists !

Thanks to the Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants I now have the funds to purchase a two frame honey extractor to be shared with other beekeepers in our neighbourhood! (including those living beyond my neighbourhood - Mount Pleasant/Little Mountain). My hope is that this will make extraction easier for you, and it will allow beekeepers to meet each other to build a stronger beekeeping community to share information/experiences/equipment - plus have fun doing it!

I am presently looking for a space to hold our “Community Honey Extraction Day(s)” for interested beekeepers. I would appreciate it if you could contact me if you have ideas for an appropriate location (ideally indoors- a room or garage) and/or you are interested in helping out (new beekeepers may need assistance). Please email me at

The middle of August is the usual start time for honey extraction and so I was planning on setting two days for extraction:
Sunday August 19th and Saturday August 25th.
If you are interested in using the community honey extractor please let me know ( and if these dates would work for you, as well as what time suits you.

If anyone has advice on what brand of extractor to purchase please let me know as soon a possible. This is the one I am considering

Cheers, Anna

Comment by Hannah Carpendale on July 17, 2012 at 9:01pm

Hi everyone,
We are in need of a queen excluder and 5 smaller sized frames for one of the hives at the Purple Thistle Center. If anyone has any extra ones that aren't in use, we would much appreciate them as a donation, trade (we have some bigger sized frames) or purchase. If you have any, could you email beeez(at) to get in touch with someone in the group? Thanks!

Comment by Cylia on July 1, 2012 at 11:17pm

Cedar Cottage Garden will be constructing its beehive fence on Wednesday, July 4 from 630-9 pm. If you are interested in helping out or checking out what we're doing, please drop by the garden and/or join us to lend a hand. Many hands makes the work easier.

Comment by Ross Moster on June 18, 2012 at 9:31pm
Comment by Lisa D on June 18, 2012 at 9:29am

Re: first Kits Urban Bees Collective meeting

Do you have an event page for this which I may RSVP to? Would very much love to come.

Comment by Mary Bennett on June 17, 2012 at 10:33pm

The first meeting of the Kits Urban Bees Collaborative = beginning our classes with Markus Storhas of Bee in Bloom Apiary will be this coming TUESDAY - JUNE 19th, 2012 from 6-8 pm at The Billy
Bishop VFW Hall, 1407 Laburnum Street.

(Just off Cornwall Avenue, between the Kits Beach and Maple street stops of the #2 & #22 buses)

*** Please RSVP yes or no ... so we know about how many people to expect for the Tuesday meeting. ***

This first meeting will be bee theory and questions and the second
meeting will be Friday when Markus shows us one of his hives at his house.

The ongoing class, which will meet several more times over the next
two months, will be limited to a small group of folks who will be raising bees and / or helping to take care of the Kits Urban Bees Collaborative's hive.

No previous beekeeping knowledge is necessary just a commitment to follow through with the hive tending.

This fabulous opportunity has been made possible through a Greenest City Fund neighborhood small grant, administered through the Kitsilano Neighborhood House, with funds from
the Vancouver Foundation.

Look forward to BEE ing with you,

Pia Massie
(via Mary Bennett)

Comment by Joe (Wasp) Franco on May 27, 2012 at 6:27pm

Hello again beekeepers! Joe Wasp is looking to find a home for one more fine colony of honeybees. Please call 778.628.WASP (9277) ASAP if you are interested in this swarm or if you'd like to be placed on Joe Wasp's swarm list. Thanks!

Comment by Gregory Joiner on May 25, 2012 at 1:22pm

I have 2 Virgin Queens for sale.
$25 each

604 338 7789


Comment by Joe (Wasp) Franco on May 18, 2012 at 3:46pm

Hello beekeepers! Joe Wasp has rescued a honeybee swarm and is now looking to find it a home. If any of you would like to purchase a honeybee swarm please call 778.628.WASP (9277) ASAP. Thanks!

Comment by Asia Warner on May 10, 2012 at 12:31pm

Hi There,

I am wondering if there are any VV beekeepers whose hives overwintered well without treatments and would be willing to sell me 5 full frames:

Two of Capped Brood

Two of mixed Honey and Pollen

And 1 of Eggs?

This is called a Walk Away Split.

I will replace your frames with new ones. Name your price.
Thanks so much,



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