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.

Bees need to be fed as soon as the snow goes and right through to midsummer

Spring hive checks - what do you see?

April 10, 2019

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.
When should I start feeding my bees in the spring?

When should I start feeding my bees in the spring?

April 04, 2019

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.
Practical sessions help beginner and experienced beekeepers

Hands-on learning sessions off to great start

April 04, 2019 1 Comment

Hiveworld.ca’s hands-on Meet the Beekeeper evenings offer an informal and lively mix of question-and-answer, teaching and demonstrations.

Know when to take honey from your hive

Know when to take honey from your hive

August 11, 2018

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.
Can I get better, faster honeycomb?

Can I get better, faster honeycomb?

July 24, 2018 1 Comment

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.
Adding supers for the honey crop while creating your own nucs

Adding supers for the honey crop while creating your own nucs

July 06, 2018 2 Comments

Late June is the time to add supers to your honeybee hive. And you can create two summer nucs at the same time. 

June bee management: three things to know

June bee management: three things to know

June 11, 2018

Three things you need to know for your June beekeeping calendar. Leave 'em, feed 'em and get ready to add some Supers.
Splitting an overwintered hive: How to do it

Splitting an overwintered hive: How to do it

May 26, 2018 1 Comment

This is the second of two blogs on why, how and when to split your overwintered hive. 
Splitting an overwintered hive: Why you need to do it

Splitting an overwintered hive: Why you need to do it

May 25, 2018 1 Comment

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.