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What Hive Is Right For You?

What Hive Is Right For You?

December 02, 2019

Looking to buy a hive? Not sure where to start? Here is a good spot. Some key things to consider: How much time do you have? How many hives do you want? Can you lift boxes over 40 lbs? Read on to learn more about the Langstroth, Top Bar and Warre hives.
What Bees Should You Buy For the 2020 Season?

What Bees Should You Buy For the 2020 Season?

November 06, 2019 4 Comments

Hiveworld has a great line up of live bee products available to order for the 2020 season! We are also excited to offer a few new items this year too! All bees available to order online now! Package Bees, 5-Frame Nucs and 10-Frame Hives with three options.
Overwintering: Which way do you wrap or insulate your hives?

Overwintering: Which way do you wrap or insulate your hives?

October 22, 2019

 No matter which way you choose to wrap your hive for overwintering, the most important parts are to have a healthy hive and ensure proper ventilation to keep the hive dry inside. Bees can keep their colony warm, but they cannot survive damp, wet conditions inside the hive. 

A Taste of Honey All Bottled Up!

A Taste of Honey All Bottled Up!

October 05, 2019

Honey entries were a mix from a variety of summer nectar sources. Each honey had its own special shade ranging from very clear to creamy white to darker hues of yellow. Similarly, the tastes varied from rich and creamy to light, smooth and sweet. Event goers also got a special treat with a special tasting of dandelion and blackberry honey. 
Harvesting Honey- It's the end of the main flow

Harvesting Honey- It's the end of the main flow

August 24, 2019

We have to be prepared for anything as beekeepers, and this summer proved to be an unusual and hard summer for beekeeping in Alberta. In Edmonton, we experienced a late start to the main flow, but when it came -it was fast.
Here Comes The Honey!

Here Comes The Honey!

July 12, 2019

It's time for supers and honey! The main flow is on in Alberta, and your colony can have anywhere from 50,000 to 80,000 honeybees! They bring in a lot of pollen and nectar during the main flow and they need room to store the honey That's why you need to add supers on your hive. During the main honey flow, your hive will gain 5 to 25 lbs per day. 

Preparing For The Main Flow

Preparing For The Main Flow

June 18, 2019 1 Comment

Colonies can go from 7,500 bees in March to 80,000 in July! If you are aiming to have surplus honey this summer, you need to ensure your queen lays well in June. You will also need to add boxes or plan to add a super by mid-June. Learn more about why June can be tricky with weather conditions and early summer dearth.
Why do you need to split your hive?

Why do you need to split your hive?

June 11, 2019

Not sure why most beekeepers need to do a hive split at the end of May? Here we go over some options for spring management and how it will prepare you for the main flow.
Installing Your First Nuc

Installing Your First Nuc

June 06, 2019

Bringing a nuc home and not sure how to install it properly? Watch our video or follow these easy steps on installing a nuc.

Mid-May hive management

Mid-May hive management

May 17, 2019

Latest Hiveworld.ca videos show how and why to give package bees the extra care they usually need, explain the importance of splitting your hive to avoid swarms and increase honey production, and discuss monitoring for varroa mites. .
My package bees are a bust: what now?

My package bees are a bust: what now?

May 06, 2019 2 Comments

I bought my package bees from a retailer that doesn't offer follow-up education and support. Now they';re dying and I need to know what to do!
Hive checks - queen and brood condition

Hive checks - queen and brood condition

May 03, 2019

Check hive now for brood and queen condition, to manage any issues and swarm signals that may become evident.


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