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9/6/2012

Our Honeybees are Tough!

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees that live on the roof the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. located at 145 Queen St. W., here in Toronto:

It's been a long, tough summer for all the honeybees in Ontario. I've been reading quite a bit and speaking with a number of beekeepers and the indications are that the extreme heat and humidity really played havoc with the flowers and the amount of nectar they were able to produce.

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6/27/2012

Queens on Queen

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees that live on the roof the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. located at 145 Queen St. W., here in Toronto:

We installed five new queens just over two weeks ago and, based on what we see, they have all been accepted by the hives. Plus I created a new hive by moving some queen cells to a distant location on the rooftop. Remember each hive has only one queen so I removed the under-performing queens before I introduced the new queens. We now have healthier hives with new queens rearing more brood!

Thanks, Fred!

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5/22/2012

Requeening the Hives

We will be requeening all the hives this year which I think, together with what appears will be a long summer, should improve the longevity, health and disposition of the hives. I've noticed the queens have slowed brood production when we need it. A good beekeeper must consider and prepare for the next

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