Events in Spring 2020
Feeding pollen patties | Treat for varroa | Spring sugar feeding (if required) | Unwrapping hives
Stings to date
Swarms to date
Give me yummy local honey!
Tales from the hive
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.
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...