Jul 6, 2022
Hivelights July 2022
What a change a month (and 14 cm of rain) makes! All of a sudden we have flowers everywhere and a plethora of nectar ...
Jun 9, 2022
June 2022 Beeline
Southern Alberta was blessed this week with long awaited rain! It was only a few inches but enough to rejuvenate past...
May 5, 2022
Hivelights May 2022
In Alberta, Mother Nature has been waiting for rain. Though we've experienced warm temperatures (between snow squalls...
Apr 6, 2022
Hivelights April 2022
Alberta spring weather has been just that - springing between winter and summer. The finer days gave us an opportunit...
Dec 2, 2021
Hivelights December 2021
As we inch closer to official winter, most Canadians can generalize the past year's weather as abnormal. Depending on...
Nov 3, 2021
Hivelights November 2021
We've had our first snowfall of the season and our bees are all wrapped snugly for the winter. Predictably Mother Nat...
Sep 29, 2021
Hivelights - October 2021
Our fall weather has been lovely so far and the bees are using these last flyable days to forage from goldenrods, thistles or the few flowers that keen gardeners are keeping alive. On warmer days they are also collecting any available resin from conifers and shrubs to produce wonderful propolis. We have written often about propolis - the substance bees use to seal the hive and also sterilize it. But how do they actually make it? And why do we care?
Sep 1, 2021
Hivelights - September 2021
September has arrived whether we're ready or not. However it seems the bees are well on their way in preparations for...