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
Late in the season, as the nectar flow dries up, honey bees face a brand new challenge—Robber bees. This new threat spells trouble for weaker hives.
Oh baby! We are flush with honey! When we started beekeeping, we were told not to expect honey the first year. Bees are focused on building comb and stocking up for the winter during the first year, so there often isn’t an excess of honey that can be extracted. If it...
On July 12, 2017, we successfully re-queened Sunshine hive with a new Carnolian queen, Lola, courtesy the Ottawa Community Beekeepers (OCB).