Tag Archive | varroa mites

alive but not thriving, our first hive inspection

alive but not thriving, our first hive inspection

We opened up the hive this afternoon for the first time since the winter.  We’ve been seeing a fair bit of activity coming and going from the hive for the last couple of weeks, so we weren’t too worried about the hive as a whole, but were looking forward to seeing what had happened in […]

the buzz, as of late…

I’m not sure if any of you out there have noticed it, but there have been tons of news articles over the last couple of weeks that discuss the state of bees on our planet.  From pesticides to  colony losses and potential food issues, bees are taking centre stage in the news and hopefully the […]

on bees overseas

the honeybee prefecture, japan “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”  ~Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution I recently had the opportunity to spend some time in Kyoto, Japan, for a work-related visit and serendipitously found a few local beekeepers to chat with.  Not particularly […]

I don’t mean to drone on, but…

hive inspections 4.0 and 5.0 Sting count:  0 (the question we’re most often asked: have we been stung yet?  Nope!) Spot the queen? Negative Eggs and Larvae? Some Pollen and Nectar? Low Combs inspected: all We finally were able to do our 5th hive inspection today during some nice, warm weather after the long-lived deluge […]