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Bzzzant Honey is proud to announce a new member of the team! Future beekeeper just arrived at 12:02 AM. Laira Kate Beasant.
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Two Queen's released from thier cages by the bees have both been found in thier nucs and marked with yellow 2017 paint. The third was not yet out of the cage but acceptance looked secured so I popped the corked side and let her slip down between the frames. I will hunt her out in a few days once she settles in. Hurray! It looks like I may have successfully split hive 3 into three nucs and two hives. If it wasn't for the swarm I caught in July 2016 I would be waiting for more bees as my hive 1 & 2 both had issues this spring. I would be a box keeper without her. I need to try to reproduce her!
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The bees were enjoying a warm day yesterday. 6°C (42.8°F) This was after my quick hive check and they were feeling awake afterwards.. . .
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Only a couple months until it all looks like this. Then my bees feast. Canola.
@norfolkhoneyco does this look similar to your Oil Rape Seed?
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The sun rises over the ice covered fields, so cold and dead right now but soon will be filled with life, including many bees.. . .
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A tip for maximizing your comb, and your honey harvest. Reducing woodware and allowing the bees to draw frames out deeper can allow you to get more from less comb. Just don't let it get too thick or it may not fit in your extractor! #doingthingsdifferent #beekeeping #bees #manitobabeekeepers #manitobabeekeeping #honey #honeybees #beeswax #nature #savethebees #canada #manitoba #winnipeg #niverville #bzzzant_honey #summerbees #finalywarm #flowers

Every so oftain I feel a surge of confidence and access a few hives without a suit or even smoke before I get put back in my place. These girls made that comb in under a week. The flow is still on and they are taking advantage of it. #nosuit #beekeeping #bees #manitobabeekeepers #manitobabeekeeping #honey #honeybees #beeswax #nature #savethebees #canada #manitoba #winnipeg #niverville #bzzzant_honey #summerbees #finalywarm #flowers

A very small special harvest of Dandelion/Willow honey to kick the season off. Only 30lbs of this very rare honey mixture made it into jars. Looking forward to canola harvest in a week. #dandelion #dandelionhoney #willow #willowhoney #bees #manitobabeekeepers #manitobabeekeeping #honey #honeybees #beeswax #nature #savethebees #canada #manitoba #winnipeg #niverville #bzzzant_honey #beekeeping

This bumble queen was lopping at some sugar so we gave it some fresh honey right from the burr comb. Look how amazingly furry they are..... Awesome . . .
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#flowhive being capped up slowly. Couple weeks until harvest. This hive may make as much as 150 lb this harvest as there are two other honey supers on this hive and they have packed the brood nest with canola honey that will crystallize and the bees will be unable to use during our winters and could starve. As a result I must go into the brood chambers after canola is done and remove any full frames so they can be extracted. They will have plenty of time to replace this with sugar syrup honey that will stay liquid in extreme cold/all year. . . .
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With queen cells come splits. With splits comes more equipment. 10 hives now. Purchased more boxes. 100 frames etc.. Feeling pretty $ drained. Let's hope for honey like last year. #beeaddiction #bees .
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Pulling the Queen from hive 1Sw16 and putting into another box. She has pulled many many queen cells very fast. I did a stupid thing and cut them all off before I realized the proper thing would be to leave them behind and artificial swarm this queen away. I am doing this now anyways as I don't want to lose this queen, she is amazing and she rebuilt my entire apiary this spring and still whent for a swarm. I guess this is fair, I caught her as a swarm. Must be in her genetics.
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It begins! About to go inspect the remote hives. Probably going to have to pull honey up and replace with comb below the excluder. These girls are lazy and like to fill below it. The flow is incredible once canola is on.
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Cold day today. We'll below seasonal at 14°C. Only 1°C above minimum foraging temperature means most of the girls are piled up in the doorway dreaming of warmer weather. #brrr #brrrr #canada #manitoba #winnipeg #niverville #bzzzant_honey #springbees #flow #beekeeping #bees #manitobabeekeepers #manitobabeekeeping #honey #honeybees

#flowhive frames being prepared for honey. With only 3 or so weeks until canola flow the girls are right on schedule getting the frames ready. Canola field only 300 yards from the house.... Perfect!
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Moved the three two story hives to the summer Apiary. Canola is only a few more weeks away. The #flowhive is still in the yard as a primary donar to help the three young hives left build up to population... . .
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I feel like a true beekeeper today! Last week I was going to execute my emergency queen in a mating Nuc with a single frame of bees. She had enough time and was not laying. But I did see a string from her abdomen and decided to give her another week. I was correct that she had the signs of a fresh mating because today I found eggs. Marked her with a yellow dot and gave her a nice open frame to lay in.
I produced my own mated queen.. Yay! This will make 7 hives. Yikes. .
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