Category: Bees

  • Edmonton Youth Beekeeping Club

    Edmonton Youth Beekeeping Club

    The Northlands/Prince’s Charities Edmonton Youth Bee Club From Spring until Fall, students from across the Edmonton gathed at Northlands to learn about honeybees. Sponsored by the Prince’s Charities (Now Kings Trust), twenty students, acged 13 to 18, managed ten beehives on site. Each week, weather permitting, we covered important beekeeping topics and performed routine hive inspections.…

  • BeeComm Community For Small-Scale Beekeepers

    BeeComm Community For Small-Scale Beekeepers

    BeeComm, contains more tools, resources, videos, and opportunities for community collaboration.

  • Edmonton Bee Swarm – Relocate a Swarm or Colony

    Edmonton Bee Swarm – Relocate a Swarm or Colony

    Report an Edmonton Bee Swarm or Colony Report an Edmonton bee swarm by calling or texting seven-height-zero, two-three five, zero-two-two three. Not sure if you have honeybees? Read below or take our quiz. If you are an Edmonton beekeeper, join the Edmonton Bee Swarm Catchers List. If you’re interested in beekeeping in Edmonton, check out these…

  • Beekeeping in Edmonton, 13 Steps to Get Started

    Beekeeping in Edmonton, 13 Steps to Get Started

    A Step-By-Step Guide To Beekeeping In Edmonton Since 2014, beekeeping has been permitted within the City of Edmonton, and in that short amount of time, the City’s beekeeping community has steadily grown to hundreds of urban hives. If you’re here, there’s a chance that you’re interested in joining that community. Let me be the first…

  • 10 Beekeeping Tips Every Beginner Should Know

    10 Beekeeping Tips Every Beginner Should Know

    Beekeeping Tips I Wish I’d Known The world of beekeeping is magical, immense, and a little overwhelming. I’ve been keeping bees for over a decade, and I’m still learning things constantly. A common complaint is that there’s so much information out there that it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more is that if…

  • People Keep Asking Me About The Flow Hive. Here’s What I Think.

    People Keep Asking Me About The Flow Hive. Here’s What I Think.

    I Review The Flow Hive If you’re looking to get into beekeeping, there’s a good chance that the Flow Hive has inspired you. But does it work? Is it worth the price? And does it make keeping bees easier? A New Hive Design? The first thing to understand about the Flow Hive is that it’s…

  • Animal House Plans: A Birdhouse, Bat Box, and Bee Hotel In One

    Animal House Plans: A Birdhouse, Bat Box, and Bee Hotel In One

    One Design Modified For Three Animals I’ve been wanting to attract more animals to my backyard and was researching different ways to go about it. Besides being a joy to watch, animals provide critical ecological functions such as pest control and pollination. A birdhouse was an obvious place to start, but I realized I could modify…

  • Beecentric Hive Design

    Beecentric Hive Design

    In Search of a Beehive Built for Honeybees I design, build, and modify beehives for small-scale and backyard beekeepers looking to manage bees in ways that alight with honeybee biology. This is an account of my beekeeping journey and the creation of what I’ve come to call the Beecentric Hive. I’ve been around beekeeping most…

  • The Hive Next Door -Living Next To 60K Bees

    The Hive Next Door -Living Next To 60K Bees

    When Honeybees Move In You’ve found yourself living next to a beekeeper; now what? Should you be concerned? Will you get stung? Can you expect more honeybees in the yard? Will your flowers and fruit trees be happier? If you’re unfamiliar with bees, it’s understandable that you may have questions about the hive next door.…

  • Edmonton Swarm Catchers List

    Edmonton Swarm Catchers List

    Receive Text Notifications of Honeybee Swarms The Edmonton Swarm Catchers list is a group of over one-hundred local beekeepers catching swarms around Edmonton. The list came about because I received more swarm calls than I could catch. If you’re an Edmonton area beekeeper, join the Edmonton Swarm Catchers list to receive real-time text notifications. Please…

  • Natural Beekeeping with Warré Top Bar Hives

    Natural Beekeeping with Warré Top Bar Hives

    Natural Beekeeping Allows Bees To Express Their Natural Behaviour I grew up around honeybees on the acreage in rural Alberta. While I enjoyed the honey, I most loved sitting by the hive and watching the bees come and go. At that time, my dad was using a traditional Langstroth Hive – the same hive used…