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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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Update: picking up our Nuc

Today we’re off to pick up our little ones after their 10 day field trip in sunny Esquimalt. We hope to find a productive queen with her team of ambitious girls. As soon as we arrive, it’s clear that our … Continue reading

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Back in beesness! Update, Update!

Scoop #1: Bees are out and about after a rough winter. The ones who survived are going strong and many hives are stocked with honey, pollen and brood. It’s looking good. Check it out:             Scoop … Continue reading

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Top 10 reasons why I think bees are cute!

1) The way they’re all lined up peering at ya when you lift off the lid. Good morning my little ones! 🙂 2) The way they rush to get their colorful pollen baskets to safety. Gotta get that deliciousness inside … Continue reading

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End of the Summer Season

It’s funny how the “back to school” cringe that many of us feel at the end of August is often accompanied with bad weather. Suddenly it seems as though summer is over. I wake up to hear fog horns reminding … Continue reading

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How do you get Beeswax?

From burr comb From honey cappings From an entire frame you want to recycle. Burr comb is what we call the wax comb that gets built between frames when there is excess space. Bees will efficiently use space by creating these … Continue reading

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Oh Honey!

I just stole 9 kg of pure liquid gold! My cup runneth over with sweetness 🙂 It feels good waking up in the morning knowing that today you get to harvest. That’s my favorite part of this game. It’s mid … Continue reading

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