Your spring hive check might find a flourishing colony, or a bunch of lifeless frames. Either way - here's what to do next.
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?
Edmonton and area enthusiasts are invited to register for a couple of courses coming up in the next short while.
Some bees may have experienced warm weather spells since January 1 and this could have triggered them to initiate a small brood nest.
We receive lots of questions about our spring bees, so here are some answers (and our web page “What bees?” provides more information).
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.
Your hive should be in prime condition now for over-wintering success. If you have concerns or questions, dont hesitate to contact Hiveworld.ca.