Raising Bees

  • Make Candy For Bees

    Winter is coming and I’ve been augmenting my bees’ food supply with sugar syrup for the last few weeks. I lost my last year’s colony to starvation, I believe, so…

  • Ouch! I was stung!

    Oh, the bees. They are wonderful, aren’t they?  If you’ve poked around this blog at all, you’ll have noticed that I am a beekeeper. And I have been stung. This…

  • Backyard Bees

    So, meet my backyard. The little cedar-roofed structure under the purple Japanese Maple is my beehive. I’m a first timer. So far, it’s been super interesting. I’m utterly in love…

  • Build a Top Bar Beehive

    Since my childhood I’ve heard stories of beekeeping. My dad and his brother, when they were young boys, would head over to their neighbour’s hives when they needed cleaning. Bare…