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Honey Harvesting - Tips For The Backyard Beekeeper

Honey Harvesting - Tips For The Backyard Beekeeper

Harvesting honey is one of the main goals and desired outcomes for most urban beekeepers. Getting honey out of the frames can be fun and usually messy but it is always an experience! In this article, we are focusing on the extraction process. See our other articles if you're interested in dealing with comb honey, or best ways to remove the honey frames from the hives. For now, let the information flow, just like honey! Top tips from beekeepers that have collected honey many times, in several different ways, throughout BC: "Hot" Tip: Speaking of flowing honey, remember that warm...

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Many reasons to keep honeybees

Many reasons to keep honeybees

BC Bee Supply is thrilled to be part of your beekeeping journey, and we remain interested in what brings you to this fascinating hobby. Thank you for sharing any honey collection tales, sting stories and inspection wonders with your fellow beekeepers! Top reasons to become a beekeeper: Help the bees! Honeybees are threatened by sweeping changes to the climate, reduced foraging habitat, wide-spread pests and diseases, and chemical use in food crops. Starting a beehive is a small way to keep the bee population up. Boost the environment! 2020 has been a banner year for planting a garden and improving...

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Beekeeping Presentation - Workshop

Beekeeping Presentation - Workshop

Participants will love bees after these interactive talks. Our presentations incorporate fun games, visual and hands-on learning tools including part of a bee colony to keep the participants engaged and learning! 

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8-frame Equipment

8-frame Equipment

BC Bee Supply is proud to now carry a selection of "8 frame equipment". Are you considering moving to a lighter and easier-to-manage brood box or honey super? While most hive bodies are built to hold ten frames, an eight-frame box can give you the advantage of being lighter to lift when inspecting the bees or harvesting honey. The bees themselves might also prefer a smaller space to manage and be encouraged to draw out wax a bit quicker. For those backyard beekeepers who would prefer a slimmer version of the standard, deep Langstroth 10-frame boxes, we now stock a...

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