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Does Your Hive Have Mites?

Does Your Hive Have Mites?

May 16, 2020

It’s May now, and it’s very important you look at your hive and do a mite test. The Alberta apiculturist encourages you to test two to three times during spring and early summer. If you even find one mite in a test of 100 bees, you need to do a treatment.
Planning A Pollinator Friendly Garden

Planning A Pollinator Friendly Garden

April 17, 2020

If you have honey bees in your yard, think of what type of honey you want to have, as your bees will be sure to visit your garden for pollen and nectar supply.  There are many ideas to choose from including flowers, herbs, shrubs and trees!  The aster family is a very pollinator-friendly group of plants that do well across Canada. Also choosing a number of native plants to your area can attract more pollinators as they grow well in your region and are pollinator-friendly.
Getting Ready To Assemble Hives

Getting Ready To Assemble Hives

March 31, 2020 1 Comment

In Northern Alberta, we are still waiting for warmer temps to feed, but while you wait, it’s a good time to take online courses, assemble frames or replace any equipment you may need for the 2020 season. You can also paint your boxes or finish them in any way you want. For those of you who are feeling rusty or are new to beekeeping (congrats!), here are some tips on assembling your hive(s).

What To Do If Your Hive Is Dead Before Spring

What To Do If Your Hive Is Dead Before Spring

February 10, 2020 1 Comment

What should you do if your bees have died? First thing you should do is look at your hive and see if you can detect any moisture, disease or anything else that may have caused your colonies demise. Do your best to take any samples you need, photos and get a second opinion from a fellow beekeeper, mentor or us!

Why You Should Take A Beekeeping Course

Why You Should Take A Beekeeping Course

January 16, 2020

Beekeeping can be a fun and rewarding hobby or business, but to start out, you need the knowledge to do it well. We recommend that everyone takes a beekeeping course, and in some cities you are required to take one. Read our blog to learn the benefits of beekeeping courses.
A Look Back At The 2019 Beekeeping Season

A Look Back At The 2019 Beekeeping Season

December 31, 2019 2 Comments

The 2019 beekeeping season was a rough one for many. The weather was extremely cold for overwintering, which was hard on the hives. The 2019 spring brought more cool and wet weather that gave the bees very few good flying days and limited blooms.

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. 



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