Honeybees at the COC

 

The Canadian Opera Company is delighted to be part of the ever-growing support of honeybees, Currently we host seven hives onthe roof of our opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Follow the honeybees' progress on Parlando, with visits and posts from beekeeper Fred Davis!

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11/22/2010

Fred Preps the Honeybees for Winter

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees' progress:

As the weather turns cooler and after all the honey has been removed, my attention turns to fighting the varrao mites that plague honeybees throughout North America. I applied the medication approved for use by OMAFRA (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) to combat varrao mites and have been

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9/29/2010

Update from Fred

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees' progress:

Last weekend (September 26) I removed the last of the honey from the two hives. There is a lot of uncapped honey we will have to extract and bottle this week. I'll provide an update once we measure it.

The hives seem healthy but I know they are struggling with a heavy varroa mite infestation.

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8/24/2010

Another Vote for City-based Honeybees

An article from BBC News (and excerpted by The Globe and Mail) has this to say:

“Bees in urban and suburban settings have a richer, healthier diet than bees in farmland settings, say researchers,” BBC News reports. You can read more here.

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