north canterbury bee club

The North Canterbury Beekeepers Club welcomes you.               

We are a group of hobbyist beekeepers based north of Christchurch, New Zealand.    

Some of us have kept bees for many years, others are new to beekeeping.

Whether you currently keep bees, have in the past or just want to know more!
You are welcome to come along, we like to meet and learn from one another in a
social atmosphere.

Members can join here on Facebook too,

If you want to be part of the phoning and contacts list, it is available to financial members that have opted in.
Please contact the secretary for your copy.

Club meetings:

The dates for our Hive meetings are from June to May inclusive.
May, June and July meetings are TBA and weather dependent.

Our regular Hive Day is on the second Sunday of the month.

Meetings will normally be at;

The Eyreton Hall, 4 Mandeville Road, Swannanoa
(courner of South Eyre Road and Mandeville Road)

This is where we have our club hives

Next Sunday Meeting from 11am: 9th June

Evening Q and A:  Our regular evening meeting night is 10 days after Hive Day. 
Note: Temporarily not being run until we have a venue for the evening meetings.
Watch this space for when these meetings will resume.


Annual Membership:
$40 flat fee covers all family under the same roof, for 12 months starting in June.

A membership application form can be downloaded here and emailed to the secretary.

Training Course:
$40 per person which covers 2 year training course (also required to be a paid member during the course)

A lesson sign up form can be downloaded here and emailed to the secretary.


- Direct Credit to: Kiwibank, 38-9018-0175002-00, Nth Canterbury Beekeepers Club.
         Use your first initial, last name and item being payed for as reference. eg. NHobson sugar
- Cash, on one of our hive days or evening meetings to our Treasurer Paul Morrin, or to Noeline Hobson.

Financial members benefit from;
- The club library, a wide variety of books on beekeeping, pests and diseases. Please sign out and sign back in any books you borrow.
- Access to the club's 4 frame extractor. Please do not pull the the extractor apart to clean it after you use it. Let it drain and then Olly will clean it as necessary.
- Discounted items such as sugar for feed in Autumn.
(By prior arrangement and payment)
- Access to a workshop for making/assembling hive parts during winter months. (By prior arrangement and at Olly's discretion)
- Our club news letter, sent out the first Sunday of each month (temporarily in recess).
- A great group to hang out with, ask questions of and share with.

A copy of the latest version of the club's constitution is available here by searching for the organisation number 2650171 in the Incorporated Societies Register.
Alternatively you can download the Google Doc version here   (This gives you the latest version with the changes highlighted)

Website © North Canterbury Beekeepers Club 2014
Images © of the respective photographers