Events in Fall 2019
Final honey harvest | Treat for varroa | Fall sugar feeding (if required) | winterizing hive
Stings to date
Swarms to date
Give me yummy local honey!
Tales from the hive
It might surprise you to learn that Lauchie and I didn’t start beekeeping with the intent to harvest beeswax (also known as cera alba for you science-y guys). It never even crossed our minds. Honey was the name of the game. But where there are bees, there is wax—sometimes lots of it—and eventually we had to decide what to do with it.
When we first started out, Lauchie and I were kind of obsessed with Paul Kelly. If you haven’t heard of him yet, Kelly is a researcher and apiary manager for the University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre and he is kind of a rock star on the UoG Honey Bee Research...
The season of never‑ending darkness is upon us and to celebrate (cope with?) the change in weather, Lauchie and I have been busy getting our bees ready for the long, cold Canadian winter.