Welcome to the Salt Spring Island Beekeepers website! Whether you are new to beekeeping or are a seasoned apiarist we hope that Salish Sea area beekeepers will find this information useful and enjoyable.
Our third meeting of 2014 is on Wednesday March 12th at 7pm in the upstairs meeting room of the Farmers Institute. Our guest speaker is Wayne Neidig, President of BC Honey Producers Association Membership (BCHPA). As a long time beekeeper Wayne will be talking about and demoing Spring Management. Please join us and have your questions ready for Wayne.
The doors open at 6:30, please bring a mug & a toonie for refreshments and treats. The meeting starts promptly at 7:00 P.M.
Remember that membership fees for 2014 are due - please check the website for more details: Membership.
Learn How GMO Foods Are Affecting Our Health
March 23, 2014, 7 pm
Meaden Hall, 120 Blain Road, Salt Spring Island
Entrance by Donation
Thierry Vrain, retired geneticist with the Government of Canada and currently an organic farmer and teacher will talk about the dangers of genetically engineered foods.
Dr. Thierry Vrain, a retired soil biologist and geneticist engineer who, after a 30-year career with Agriculture Canada, no longer supports GE technology. Alarmed by theavalanche of scientific studies out of Europe raising many concerns about the long-term safety of GE foods, including the allergenic potential of GE plants containing rogue proteins and organ damage in rats fed GE foods over a few months, Dr. Vrain is intent on increasing public awareness about this growing issue and having the federal agencies in the US and Canada take notice.
Organized by: Island Natural Growers, Saltspringers for Safe Food, and the Society for a GE Free BC