The Knowledge Hive

Harvesting Honey at the end of Summer

Harvesting Honey at the end of Summer

Well, you did it!You've researched beginner beekeeping until YouTube ran out of videos.You've figured out that a nail gun is easier than hammering together your boxes with nails or glue. You've overcome your fear of stings and you've sweated through the two layers of shirts under your bee jacket. You've avoided squishing the queen bee through all of your inspections (or did you not find her the whole time?) and you've marveled at how productive she's been. You've taken several hundred pictures (or gigabytes) of your flying girls and you're finally ready to take some HONEY! If you've declared that your...

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How to buy honeybees for Spring 2021

How to buy honeybees for Spring 2021

BC Bee Supply will be ready to get its customers the finest bees from either local sources or imported in early Spring 2021. Each comes with a number of bees including a queen bee, and will generally be available in the springtime. Let us look at the pros and cons of each style of bee product after we define what to expect. 

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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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Bee Biology - Anatomy & Honey Bee Development

Bee Biology - Anatomy & Honey Bee Development

Anatomy 3 body segments Head Thorax Abdomen 2 pairs of wings = 4 wings total3 pairs of legs = 6 legs total The Three Types of Honey Bees Queen Gender: Female, “Mom bee” Number: Only 1 per hive - if there were ever two in the same hive, they would fight to the death! Appearance: Largest bee in the hive - very long abdomen, as it contains approximately 1 million eggs which she will lay in her lifetime. Also has very short wings, because she only leaves the hive once in her life. Job: Her job is to lay eggs; she...

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