Tag Archives: beekeeping

Glad to bee back at it! :-)

I got good news!!!! But let me bring you up to date first 😊 The bee blog has been revived after a one year hiatus but the bees were around for all of 2018. We started that season with one … Continue reading

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Honey Recipes

Truth bee told… …I am not actually all that into honey. Yes, on occasion I like to dip my spoon into it and lick it off but this doesn’t happen often. I’m not like my dad who has an unwavering … Continue reading

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Wrapping the wee ones in warmth

Eeek, it’s cold out and tonight it will dip down to -5°C ! I worry about the little ones and have tried my best to keep them warm. We just took a quick peek inside and sure enough, they’ve generated … Continue reading

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Season 2016 update and a Queenless hive

Quick Summary Honey harvest: A solid total of 57kg of pure liquid gold. Not as impressive as last year’s 89kg but this year’s season started too soon and ended too soon. It was too dry and by the time the … Continue reading

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Sugar Shake Test

Bee inspection time! We want to sell a few nucs so we called up the bee inspector to take a peek and run a sugar shake test to check for mites. So here’s my first time watching the shake get … Continue reading

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Honey 2015!

Cheers to the best honey season of all years!!! We made a total of 89 kg this summer! And we’re keeping it all to ourselves!!! haha, (sorry). You might not be surprised at all. Summer 2015 was dry, hot and … Continue reading

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We sold two nucs!

It’s only June and it’s bee’n a beesy summer! The summer has started early this year with consistent sunshine and little rain. And the honey has just bee’n flowing in like no other year. But before we get to the … Continue reading

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Love goes through the Tummy

I meant to post this on Thanksgiving because it’s all about feasting, feeding and family but I’ve bee’n a little lazy lately, so unbee-like. To make up for it though, I guarantee at least one post a month until bee … Continue reading

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Raising a new Queen (part 2/3)

Today we checked to see if thy royalty or royalties have revealed themself(ves). Our experiment: We had a queenless nuc with three queen cells, two of which we left and one that we cut out and stuck in an isolated box … Continue reading

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Raising a new Queen (part 1/3)

This week it will be my first time to raise a queen. It’s a process that will take several steps and checks. And, it will also be a bit of an experiment for us so at this point in time, … Continue reading

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