The bees have been out enjoying all the beautiful weather we have been here on Vancouver Island. They must have been working hard with all the sunshine as I was able to harvest some fresh spring honey. The honey is made from a blend of early spring flowers, like apple and cherry blossoms. It’s golden in colour and is sweet and floral […]
Spring is in the air and the honey bees are out in full force. There is another type of bee buzzing around the yard as well though – the mason bee. Mason bees should not to be confused with Masonic Bees, (a special order of bees that hold meetings in a secret hive and have […]
Healthy Honey – Nature’s Medicine or Sugary Charlatan?
Give it to me straight Doc! Is honey good for you or not? Damn it Jim, I’m a beekeeper not a Doctor. But it is a well known fact that honey has been used to enhance people’s health as a natural remedy for thousands of years. The first written reference to honey, a Sumerian tablet writing, […]
Rejoice! Spring honey is here! Quantities of our fresh Victoria honey are limited, so send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave me a comment if you need some spring sweetness! We will sell out quick, so make sure you sign up for the newsletter and next time you will be the first to know! Stay […]
Swarming is the natural means of reproduction of honey bee colonies. In the process of swarming the original single colony reproduces to two colonies. Basically, the queen is like, “yo, it is way too crowded in here am I right? Let’s blow this joint and find a place where we can chillax with a bit […]