“Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds” Thor Hansonis
With 2022 comes the good news that the restrictions are finally starting to ease up and we can be optimistic that life will soon be returning to a new normal. Now the challenge is to create the feeling of being comfortable returning to everyday activities.
The Surrey Bee Club is a wonderful example of community activity. Throughout the pandemic we conducted zoom meetings but now have the opportunity once again of getting together in person. Here we encourage both old and new beekeepers (or those thinking of beekeeping) to understand the basics of beekeeping, discover new things, listen to the stories and experiences of our long time beekeepers, and most importantly, to appreciate that all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect.
If nothing else, this pandemic has shown us how much we should cherish our connection with others. How much our physical and mental well-being depends on our need for love, support and community. Studies show that the quality of our relationships predicts our future health, happiness, and even longevity.
Are you ready to become a beekeeper?
The Surrey Beekeepers Association (SBA) is a group of beekeepers located in Surrey BC, Canada, who share their love of bees. We mentor new beekeepers and support each other.
SBA is a “Not for Profit Organization”, fully supported by the members of the group. The cost to join SBA $20 per year, which is a very small fee compared to the benefits offered.
Each month we meet on the third Wednesday of the month at the Cloverdale Community Centre, 6188-176th Street, Surrey
(Note: we do not meet in the month of August)