Bee drinks nectar from flower

Beginner beekeeping

How to get started with honeybees.

Tales from the Hive

Follow us on our journey as we learn to keep bees in Ontario.

Events in Spring 2020

Feeding pollen patties | Treat for varroa | Spring sugar feeding (if required) | Unwrapping hives

Stings to date

Swarms to date

Active colonies

Years experience

Give me yummy local honey!

Tales from the hive

Crazy summer honey flow

Crazy summer honey flow

So it’s mid-July and the first major honey flow is starting to dry up. For about 4 weeks—from June 16 until now—our honeybees were bringing in ridiculous amounts of nectar. Just oodles and oodles. We could barely keep up. To add some context, Lauchie put a weight...

First inspection of 2018

First inspection of 2018

We had a beautiful, sunny day on Monday, so we took advantage of the weather to open up our hives. Here is a recap of our first hive inspection of 2018. We didn’t expect any surprises, but boy, were we wrong!

Our bees survived the winter!

Our bees survived the winter!

Quick update, folks. We FINALLY had some nice weather this weekend and both hives are going gangbusters. That’s right, ladies and gents—both of our hives survived the winter! Let the spring time bee time fun commence! Boo‑yah! Happy dance! Waggles all around!  ...