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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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8/23/2010

Update from Fred

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees' progress:

I've been trying to keep a watchful eye on the two hives during this summer. It's been hot and muggy and I was concerned that the humidity would have a negative impact on how much capped honey we would get this season and on the bees' overall behaviour. The bees will not add the important enzyme that preserves

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