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. .
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!
Check hive now for brood and queen condition, to manage any issues and swarm signals that may become evident.
Video helps beekeepers understand what's going on in the hive right now. and what can be done right now to promote a successful honey crop later in the year.
The weather is warming. If you have an upper entrance, you should have observed some activity by now. The queen will have begun to lay and now is the time to begin feeding pollen patties and a thin sugar syrup.
Hiveworld.ca’s hands-on Meet the Beekeeper evenings offer an informal and lively mix of question-and-answer, teaching and demonstrations.
Early August is a good time to check condition of your nucs, and also to see if frames in your super are close to ready for honey extraction. Our blog and video take you through the steps.
Bees draw out honeycomb to ensure adequate honey supplies and population survival. You can use this knowledge to your advantage as a beekeeper interested in a honey crop.
Late June is the time to add supers to your honeybee hive. And you can create two summer nucs at the same time.
Three things you need to know for your June beekeeping calendar. Leave 'em, feed 'em and get ready to add some Supers.
This is the second of two blogs on why, how and when to split your overwintered hive.
The last couple of weeks in May, when dandelions are in full bloom, mark the ideal time, the Magic Moment, to split (divide) your overwintered hive.