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Special Newsletter March 2020

Special Notice

The March 17th general meeting has been postponed in response to the current recommendations of our public health authorities. We cannot yet determine a date that we can announce. One suggestion has been to attach the event to a field day. In any case, you will be notified.

As the March meeting often coincides with an increase in beekeeping activity, this is a time when some members renew their club memberships. Without the meeting, this makes in-person on-paper registrations difficult. Some members prefer this method of registration. Online registrations are less prone to errors and save our treasurer time. If you know of any members who are reluctant to use the online option, please encourage and offer to help if you can. Likewise, some members may not be getting these emailed club notices. If you can contact and support these members, you will be bringing in a very valuable part of our beekeeping community. Please call up a friend and talk bee talk and keep the momentum going!

Steve DeWitt, director, puts together swag for fundraising at club events. For example, Oliver’s “pollinator plant seeds” sales for (cancelled) Seedy Saturday are a small investment to that fund, as are Club T-shirts and Club 2020 Beekeeping calendars. If you have an idea for a contribution to make for raffle or wish to help Steve, please contact stevedekam@shaw.ca

Kamloops Beekeepers were invited to attend the Kamloops Film Society showing of The Pollinators on the 26th of March. This event may be affected by the Covid restrictions. We are still seeking up to 4 members to give a short education talk in some form, (Trivia Quiz?) before the movie. Please help us promote community education and awareness through our education outreach activities! Interested? contact secretary@kamloopsbeekeepers.com

Again with the changes that these strange times bring, our website offers an avenue to engage your inner beekeeper. To keep the content current and meaningful to your needs, we need you! As a Bee City, we would like to promote the well beeing of all pollinators! As a beekeeping community, we would like to bring in those beekeepers who aren’t part of this community! As advocates for sustainable agriculture and biodiversity, we would like to develop this aspect of our group! If you think you can contribute, please contact executive@kamloopsbeekeepers.com

We are still looking froward to our first field day, May 2nd, and to the Centennial of the BCHPA in October. Thanks for staying informed, and keeping our club together!

Robert Hunter
secretary@kamloopsbeekeepers.com