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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...

Mar 5, 2022

Hivelights March 2022

It seems that winter doesn’t want to let go of southern Alberta but that’s okay with our bees! They are still in thei...

Feb 3, 2022

Hivelights February 2022

Alberta has experienced a wide range of weather this winter - extreme cold in December and mild conditions most of Ja...

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...
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