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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. 
Changeable weather can affect colony

Changeable weather can affect colony

February 04, 2019

Some bees may have experienced warm weather spells since January 1 and this could have triggered them to initiate a small brood nest.
Spring bee orders: What bees are these?

Spring bee orders: What bees are these?

December 13, 2018 2 Comments

We receive lots of questions about our spring bees, so here are some answers (and our web page “What bees?” provides more information).

Register online for Alberta beginner beekeeper courses

Register online for Alberta beginner beekeeper courses

December 04, 2018 4 Comments

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.
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Doors open at Edmonton beekeeping store

November 21, 2018 1 Comment

Dealing with a hive that appears unlikely to survive the winter

Dealing with a hive that appears unlikely to survive the winter

October 09, 2018

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.