Spring came early this year and it’s been busy around here. We’ve all been given our pollen patties and some sugar syrup to do us until the natural sources become available. Now it’s dandelion time and boy do we love that. Lots of pollen and nectar! Yum, Yum!
It’s hard to believe, but here we are again with another season at the Farmer’s Market. Didn’t we just leave this place? It’s been a long hard winter for the bees with some losses, but not as severe as last year for us.
Our beehives have been used in a test study during the last 2 years by two biology students from Acadia University. They found that not only did my hives have “nosema apis” but also “nosema cerana”. That was a surprise, but as it turns out, so do most of the hives tested in N.S.
Hey there! Look at me! Pretty cute, eh? I’m the new “ top bee” around here and soon you will see a picture of me on pretty well all of the liquid/creamed honey and honey butter labels.
It is now the middle of June and boy is it getting busy around here! We’ve all had a good winter with no major catastrophes. As the weather has been getting warmer and warmer, our Queen has been laying more and more eggs.