"Our Club is comprised of men and women dedicated
to the modern practice of keeping honey bees"
Honey is the safest food in the world;
A worker honeybee will produce about 1 teaspoon of honey in her life
There is a record of a Queen honeybee living for 8 years!
However, more typically they may live for 3 years;
Drone bees have a life span of about 59 days in the summer;
Honey has been used for wound dressings for thousands of
years, before antibiotics were developed;
Honeybees have the ability to share information about
available nectar and pollen. One way they communicate is by
Honeybees can also communicate by pheromones (alarm odors and
A honeybee colony is a social unit. A single nest can have as
many as 50 to 60,000 individuals.
Becoming a Member?
Membership to the
HDBA is available
for the low price
of $20.00 per year
Club Membership will:
keep you informed of
the latest developments in beekeeping;
enable you to attend yearly
lectures by the Provincial Apiarist;
put you in contact
with professional and amateur beekeepers with a vast store
of beekeeping experience that they will share with you;
direct you towards
"state of the art" literature;
introduce you to a
potential beekeeping "mentor". Finding a beekeeper
willing to teach "hands on" in the yard is vital to every
beginner. The HDBA has a number of highly skilled
professional and amateur beekeepers willing to help the
here to find out more about our monthly meetings.