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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.
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.
Watch weather before adding pollen patties

Bees dead or alive: What you should do now

March 28, 2019 3 Comments

Your spring hive check might find a flourishing colony, or a bunch of lifeless frames. Either way - here's what to do next.

Pussy willows a great food source - weather permitting

It's getting warm! Do we need to feed pollen?

March 27, 2019

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 do we keep bees?

Why do we keep bees?

March 06, 2019 2 Comments

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?
Beginner/refresher courses coming your way

Beginner/refresher courses coming your way

February 12, 2019

Edmonton and area enthusiasts are invited to register for a couple of courses coming up in the next short while.