Catkins are coming! Do we really need to add pollen patties to our hives? Yes we do, until the weather is reliable warmer and drier.
Why would Canadians, many of them living in an urbanized environment, want to get into beekeeping - essentially a complex form of animal husbandry that takes vigilance, knowledge and a good back?
Some bees may have experienced warm weather spells since January 1 and this could have triggered them to initiate a small brood nest.
Registration now open for the courses you need to apply for a City of Edmonton beekeeper permit or to get started in beekeeping elsewhere in Alberta.
A quiet, underperforming hive reveals that it is queenless during a pre-winter inspection. It`s too late to add a new queen this year, so our video takes you through your options.
Early October is the time to do what you can to ensure your hive will overwinter successfully and continue as a thriving colony next spring. This blog describes the first in a two-part video series.
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.
Your hive should be in prime condition now for over-wintering success. If you have concerns or questions, dont hesitate to contact Hiveworld.ca.